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Posted 11 months ago in Your Job & The Law Your Personal Rights by Janet Raasch  
Know Your Breastfeeding Rights

Breastfeeding enhances infant health and early childhood development. As a result, many women choose to breastfeed their children. When these women are in the privacy of their own homes, breastfeeding is never an issue. When a breastfeeding woman ventures out into public places or returns to work, however, issues of discrimination can arise. There have been many recent changes to the laws surrounding breastfeeding and lactation.   Breastfeeding in Public is Legal The presence of a woman who is breastfeeding …

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Catholic School Teacher Fired for Artificial Insemination Wins Suit

An Ohio jury ordered the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati to pay $171,000 to an unmarried teacher who was fired by two Catholic schools after becoming pregnant via artificial insemination. Christa Dias was fired from her position as a computer technology teacher in 2010 after informing her employers of her pregnancy. She sued the schools and the archdiocese in federal court, citing federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of pregnancy. The archdiocese argued that it did not …

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Posted 1 year 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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Posted 2 years ago in Jury Awards Labor and Employment by Sylvia Hsieh  
‘Price Is Right’ Model Wins $8.5 Million Prize in Pregnancy Lawsuit

A former model on the Price is Right won $8.5 million in a discrimination lawsuit that claimed the show refused to take her back after she returned from maternity leave. Along with several other sparkly gown-wearing hostesses, Brandi Cochran, 41, showcased items and presented prizes to contestants on the long-running game show from 2002 to 2009. She claimed that when she told the producers that she was pregnant and expecting twins in December 2008, they began treating her poorly, made …

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Read the Latest Issue of ‘Your Family & The Law’ Newsletter

You Can Create Your Own Homebrew, But Don’t Sell It Each year, more people take up homebrewing of beer, wine, hard cider and other beverages. Some hobbyists adopt this craft because of the popular “eat and drink local” movement. Some do it because it’s science. Some do it because it’s creative. Making a limited amount of wine or beer at home is legal in most of the United States, but it is never legal to sell what you brew. Find …

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