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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Hills et al. v. AT&T (Pregnancy Discrimination)

Former AT&T employees Katia Hills and Cynthia Allen claim the company’s “sales attendance guidance” policy discriminates against pregnant women. According to the plaintiffs, the policy, which assigns point-based demerits for unexcused absences from work, late arrivals, and early departures, does not recognize pregnancy-related medical care or child care as valid excuses. (Under the policy, when an employee exceeds a point threshold, they are terminated; points also impact an employee’s ability to be promoted.) The lawsuit, filed on behalf of all non-exempt, non-managerial female AT&T employees who were denied excused absences pursuant to the policy, alleges violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act), the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Pending
Date of Second Amended Complaint
5/14/2018
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
AT&T Inc. $0
Further Information Released
Second Amended Complaint 5/14/2018

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database