Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Federal Judge Rejects Pregnancy Discrimination Suit Against Bloomberg LP
The Wall Street Journal: Judge Dismisses Discrimination Suit Against Bloomberg LP, by Chad Bray:
A federal judge dismissed a long-running lawsuit against financial news and media company Bloomberg LP, in which the company founded by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was alleged to have routinely discriminated against pregnant women and new mothers.
U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska in Manhattan said the Equal Employee Opportunity Commission failed to demonstrate Bloomberg LP engaged in “a pattern or practice” of discrimination.
Instead, the judge said that the company, as a standard operating procedure, increased compensation for women returning from maternity leave more than for those who took similarly lengthy leaves and did not reduce the responsibilities of women returning from maternity leave any more than of those who took similarly lengthy leaves. . . .