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Court Dismisses Pregnancy Discrimination Case

When Noreen Hulteen took pregnancy leave from her position at a telephone company in the 1960s, she didn't think it would affect her decades down the road. But the eight months she was unable to work reduced the amount of service credit toward her pension and related benefits. This decreased the amount Hulteen collected in pension payments when she retired in 1994.

In 2001 Hulteen, along with other female former employees, filed a class action suit against AT&T, which had acquired the company that employed Hulteen, seeking remedies for what they saw as unlawful discrimination based on their pregnancies.

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