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October-24-95

Small Businesses May Not Discriminate Against Pregnant Women

The California State Supreme Court denied review of an appellate court decision which refused to exempt small businesses from discriminating against pregnant women. The appellate court ruled that pregnancy discrimination exists as a type of sex discri mination and therefore small businesses, (in this case, those with less than five workers), though generally exempt from some job discrimination laws, are bound by the law. Because the state Supreme Court denied review, that decision is now binding on all California trial courts. Women.

Media Resources: Source: NewsHound, San Jose Mercury Press - October 24, 1995