Attorneys Dan Stormer and Cindy Panuco, are representing women who were harassed, discriminated and retaliated against by Glen Ivy spa after becoming pregnant and returning to work from maternity leave. As the July 30th trial date nears, more attention is being drawn to this case and what it could represent for working women everywhere.
The California Supreme Court recently ruled that a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against filmmaking giant Lucasfilm Ltd. will be handed back down to Superior Court. The decision is the latest move in a long running case that centers on a claim of wrongful termination. A new trial date is expected, which will give the terminated employee another chance to make her case in front of a new jury.
California readers may be interested in a new piece of legislation introduced by multiple members of the U.S. House of Representatives in early May. Called the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, the bill is meant to provide significant protections to pregnant employees and prevent employment discrimination. Specifically, if passed, the legislation would encourage employers to work with pregnant women to provide appropriate accommodations and a productive workplace environment.
A lawsuit that was filed over a year ago has been settled after a company accused of discriminating against a pregnant woman agreed to pay the woman $140,000. The pregnancy discrimination suit filed in California alleged the woman was not hired for a position that she was qualified for because she was pregnant. The company rescinded the offer after finding out about the pregnancy, according to a report.