Tag Archives: Working mothers

Op-ed: Pennsylvania fails new mothers in the workplace

  This is an excerpt of an editorial written by WLP’s Amal Bass and Tara Murtha recently published on PennLive.com: Twenty-six years after the World Health Organization and other international groups signed a document calling to protect, promote and support … Continue reading

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Working Mom Scores Preliminary Victory in Breast Pumping at Work Case

By Tara R. Pfeifer,  WLP Staff Attorney Plaintiff, Bobbi Bockoras, won the first battle in a lawsuit against her employer, Saint-Gobain Containers, Inc. (d/b/a Verallia North America), who she alleges discriminated and retaliated against her for asserting her right to … Continue reading

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Firing New Mother for Planning to Pump Breast Milk at Work Is Illegal

By Aly Mance, WLP Undergraduate Intern The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently sued Houston Funding II, Ltd. on behalf of new mother Dominica Venters, who was dismissed from her job following her maternity leave.  Venters disclosed to her manager … Continue reading

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Women as primary breadwinners of their families on the rise

By Claire Throckmorton, WLP Legal Intern Women are the primary breadwinners in nearly 40% of families with children under the age of 18, according to a recently released report from the Pew Research Center. This number has almost quadrupled when … Continue reading

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WNBA Star Candace Parker and Pregnant Athletes

The New York Times reports that Candace Parker, of the Los Angeles Sparks, is pregnant and due in the spring. The article touches on the fact that a high-profile athlete’s pregnancy could be a good conduit for talking about the … Continue reading

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