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Chadwick v. WellPoint, Inc., 1st Circ. No. 08-1685, March 26, 2009.

Articles Discussing Case:

Societal Stereotypes About Women May Support Title VII Discrimination Claim.

Ogletree Deakins • April 14, 2009
Title VII does not include “care-giver” as a separate category for purposes of protection against discrimination. However, in a decision involving the failure to promote a woman with four young children, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has reminded us that one important premise of Title VII’s gender discrimination provision is that “women have the right to prove their mettle in the work arena without the burden of stereotypes regarding whether they can fulfill their [work-related] responsibilities.”