Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Supreme Court to Consider Pregnancy Leave Case
Wash. Post: High Court to Take Up Pregnancy Leave Case, by Christopher Twarowski:
Noreen Hulteen gave birth to a daughter, Rachael, in 1968, when she was 34. While on maternity leave, she required surgery and wound up missing 240 days of work. Hulteen, 74, contends that her employer, Pacific Bell -- now AT&T -- did not properly weigh her pregnancy leave into her retirement and other benefits. Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review the issue in a case that could affect thousands of women who are near or at retirement age.