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Maternity leave from long ago can affect benefits now

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in Employment Law,Human Resources,Maternity Leave Laws

Check your retirement plan to see if it gave proper service credit to women who took maternity leave before the Pregnancy Discrimination Act took effect in 1979.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently settled a class-action lawsuit in which it accused Cincinnati Bell Telephone and Cincinnati Bell Information Systems of denying 458 women proper retirement-plan credit during their maternity leave.

Bottom line: Treat pregnancy the same as other temporary disabilities when you calculate seniority for a person who takes medical leave.

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