Saturday, April 5, 2008

10 reasons why I love my job

The National Law Journal has published its 15th annual list of bizarre employment law cases. My favorite is actually number 10: "Maternity Wear, Pregnancy Suit":

Philadelphia-based maternity clothes retailer Mothers Work Inc. agreed to pay $375,000 to settle a suit alleging that it refused to hire qualified female applicants because they were pregnant. LaShonda Burns alleged the company would not hire applicants for sales positions who were "visibly pregnant" or who it learned were pregnant through interviews. Company president Rebecca Matthias denied any discrimination, but said the settlement was reached to avoid "huge" costs and "distractions" of protracted litigation. She added, "It's important to make sure our culture and policy are lived at every one of our stores."

What's next, the NAACP being sued for race discrimination?