Bloomberg Law
April 29, 2020, 5:59 PM

‘Motherhood Penalty’ May Fuel Workplace Lawsuits in Pandemic

Molly Ward
Molly Ward
Digital Editor

Here are the day’s top coronavirus stories from the team at Bloomberg Law:

  • GENDER DISPARITIES: The “motherhood penalty” has been oft-used to describe persistent gender disparities that working mothers can encounter. It’s exacerbated during the pandemic, lawyers and professors say, and could lead to more claims of sex discrimination in hiring, firing, pay, and promotions.
  • UNEMPLOYMENT BACKLOG: Federal data shows that 14% of workers who filed for unemployment insurance benefits in March received payment that month, as the unprecedented surge of pandemic-driven layoffs began to inundate state labor departments nationwide. In New York, more than $3.1 billion has been ...

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