Welcome to Labor of Law. There’s a lot to unpack this week—updates on a closely watched pregnancy discrimination case, and a new ruling in the gender-pay arena. Plus: Cohen Milstein’s targeting IBM for alleged age discrimination, and Wall Street firms are more than ever disclosing a new risk: sexual harassment. I’m Mike Scarcella in Washington, your host this week. You can reach me at [email protected] and follow me on Twitter @MikeScarcella. Thanks for reading!
Pregnant Workers Don’t Get ‘Most Favored Nation Status,’ Employer Tells Court
The phrase “most favored nation” made quite a few appearances in the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling Young v. United Parcel Service—which wasn’t an international trade case but a workplace pregnancy discrimination dispute. The ruling—heraldedas a victory for pregnant workers—is now is getting renewed attention in a federal appeals court, and the lawyers defending the accused company just weighed in.
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