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AT&T Corp. v. Hulteen (U.S. 2009)

Articles Discussing Case:

High Court Overturns Pregnancy Bias Ruling.

Ogletree Deakins • June 18, 2009
The U.S. Supreme Court recently held that an employer did not violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by granting limited service credit for purposes of calculating retirement benefits for pregnancy leaves taken before Title VII was amended in 1978 by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). In a 7-2 decision, the majority found that the company based its benefit calculations on a "bona fide" seniority system.

Justices Rule for Employer in Maternity Leave Case.

Fisher Phillips • May 18, 2009
On May 18, 2009, the Supreme Court upheld AT&T's method of calculating pension benefits for women who, prior to the April 1979 effective date of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), took pregnancy-related leave and did not receive full service credit for the period of their leaves.