TitlePregnancy Discrimination Litigation: Legal Erosion of Capitalist Ideology under Equal Employment Opportunity Law.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsEdwards, M
JournalSocial Forces
Pagination247 - 68
Date Published1996
ISBN Number0037-7732

Analysis of 82 court cases involving pregnancy discrimination, 1972-91, shows that this litigation revealed the gender bias of equal employment opportunity law and capitalist economic relations, eroded assumptions about economic imperatives for not accommodating pregnant workers, and laid the groundwork for the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. Includes many cases involving pregnant teachers. Contains 32 references. (SV)