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Lisa Kalley BUSN202 Legal Case Study Legal Case Study: Pregnancy Discrimination BUSN202-00F Spring 2014 Professor Natalie Edwards Written By: Lisa Kalley 01/31/2014
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Lisa Kalley BUSN202 Legal Case Study “Pregnancy discrimination involves treating a woman (an applicant or employee) unfavorably because of pregnancy, childbirth, or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth.”- U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission 1978 The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 was put into place based on an amendment to the 1964 Title VII in clarification to what the difference between discrimination towards a pregnant individual revolved around the pregnancy and sex discrimination. (nolo.com 2014) I have chosen two cases surrounding The Pregnancy Discrimination Act. One is in the case of Robyn Lineberg vs. Nutrisystem and the decision in favor of the plaintiff. (lawyersandsettlements.com) The second is about the case of Julie Gilman Veronese vs. George Lucas Estate and the overturn of the original judgment in favor of the plaintiff. (huffingtonpost.com) In the case of Robyn Lineberg vs. Nutrisystem the lawsuit was brought by Lineberg after she was released from her newly promoted position. She was promoted four weeks prior to her being fired to a high level position but the reasoning behind the choice of pursuing Pregnancy Discrimination was that after one week of her new position she informed her employer of her recent discovery that she was pregnant. Three weeks later she was let go after a year of service to the employer. Nutrisystem quickly provided a settlement to Lineberg in the amount of $82,500 but they also were directed to take prevention steps for future situations similar to this one. Nutrisystem now has in place new policies regarding the rights of pregnant individuals, promoted steps for employees to take within the company to report harassment and instances of the policies not
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  • Spring '14
  • Discrimination, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Nutrisystem, legal case study, Lisa Kalley, Julie Gilman Veronese

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