Bloomberg Law
April 29, 2020, 10:21 AMUpdated: April 29, 2020, 8:41 PM

Motherhood Penalty' May Fuel Workplace Lawsuits in Pandemic (1)

Erin Mulvaney
Erin Mulvaney

Stephanie Jones struggled to balance her day job for Eastern Airlines with new responsibilities after her 11-year-old son’s school closed in March as part of her Pennsylvania town’s response to the coronavirus.

The single mother, who served as the airline’s director of revenue management, said her repeated requests to have two hours a day off were met with the blunt response that it “was not in the interest of the company or yourself.” She was fired soon after, allegedly because she had “conflict” with co-workers.

Earlier this month, Jones filed one of the first federal lawsuits under the Families First ...

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