Jury Room becomes War Zone for AutoZone: Jury renders $185 Million Verdict Against Company for Pregnancy Discrimination

Last week, the jury in Juarez v. AutoZone Stores, Inc. (S.D. Cal. 2012), awarded a former employee $872,000.00 in compensatory damages and $185 million in punitive damages due to pregnancy discrimination she suffered at AutoZone. Plaintiff claimed that her supervisor told her he felt sorry for her when she told him she was pregnant. Soon… More

DC Again- The Term “Labor Law” Takes on New Meaning As DC Passes New Pregnancy Protections

D.C. has passed the Protecting Pregnant Workers Fairness Act of 2014, which will require employers to provide reasonable workplace accommodations for employees who are limited by pregnancy, childbirth, a related medical condition, or breastfeeding. Specifically, it will be unlawful for an employer to: • refuse to make reasonable accommodations to the known limitations related to… More