Bloomberg Law
Oct. 19, 2020, 2:33 PM

Disney Defeats Male Employee’s Title VII Pregnancy Bias Lawsuit

Bernie Pazanowski
Bernie Pazanowski

A former male employee lost his suit alleging Disney Streaming Services treated pregnant female coworkers better than how he was received when his wife was pregnant when a New York federal court rejected his Title VII claims.

Steven Van Soren’s suit under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act amounted to a claim he was treated differently because of his familial status, but that isn’t a protected class under the statue, the opinion by Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York said.

Van Soren alleged that the discrimination began before ...

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