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AT&T Defeats Workers’ Bid to Pursue Pregnancy Bias Suit as Class

March 22, 2022, 7:10 PM

A proposed pregnancy accommodation class action against AT&T Mobility Services LLC potentially involving 2,000 or more female workers would involve too many individual issues and is thus unmanageable, a federal judge in Atlanta ruled.

The two women spearheading the 2018 suit and the other female workers they sought to represent will therefore have to pursue their claims separately, the U.S. District Court for the Northern Georgia said Monday.

According to the suit, AT&T’s attendance policy for store sales associates fails to treat pregnant workers equally. It also has a disparate impact on pregnant workers as a group, the suit says. ...