6/25/10

Labor and Employment Alert: Ohio Supreme Court Rules That Pregnant Employees Not Entitled To More Lenient Leave Policies

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Ohio employers with leave policies containing a uniform minimum length-of-service requirement do not have to make an exception for pregnant employees, the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled.  The Court’s decision in McFee v. Nursing Care Mgt. of Am., Inc. provides much needed clarity for employers and reaffirms that the Ohio Civil Rights Act does not provide greater protections for pregnant employees than non-pregnant employees.

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