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Posted 2 years ago in Real Estate Your Personal Rights by Michele Bowman  
PNC Settles Maternity Leave Mortgage Suit

PNC settled a lawsuit this month over its refusal of a mortgage loan to a Connecticut couple because the wife was on maternity leave. As part of the settlement, the bank must review the last two years’ worth of mortgage applications in eight states.   Unfair Choice The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) alleged that the bank violated the Fair Housing Act by requiring the wife, a Navy veteran, to go back to work before it would approve …

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Male Caregivers Suffer Discrimination in the Workplace

The growing number of men taking on family caregiver roles is a sign of the times. But when old-fashioned employers fail to keep up with changing gender expectations, it can mean trouble for male employees who need time to care for their children, spouses or parents. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has reported a steady increase in charges of caregiver discrimination over the last five years. And though the report does not distinguish between complaints from male and female …

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Posted 3 years ago in Labor and Employment by Ada Kulesza  
Pregnant? It Could Cost You Your Job

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has found a sharp increase in pregnancy discrimination complaints over the past 10 years. Women complained of violations that ranged from getting fired during pregnancy or immediately after, to being assigned lower-paying positions because of their condition. In Pennsylvania, a chiropractor notified her employer when she found out she was pregnant. She was hospitalized for nearly two weeks with severe morning sickness that nearly led to dehydration. The company fired the mother-to-be and terminated …

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