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Houston Breakthrough, Vol. 3, No. 3, March 1978 - Page 22. March 1978. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 14, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/1189/show/1185.

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Title Houston Breakthrough, Vol. 3, No. 3, March 1978
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Date March 1978
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Transcript Deris Cullen Women's Center offers Pregnancy Testing Problem Pregnancy Counseling and information. Call 733-5421 Monday - Saturday 9-5 pm MGBGT 74. 22,000 Miles. Overdrive, A/C, radio. Blue, tan upholstery. $3,200. Driven only by HI ole lady. Mitzi Burton, 626-9322, 665-7039. 1 FOR SALe\1 Housing Discri mination Is Illegal If you feel you have a sex or race discrimination complaint Call: 222-5411 City of Houston Fair Housing Division Update: Court shifts on pregnancy leave By Patti O Kane Two years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court disappointed millions of women workers by deciding that denial of sick leave and disability pay to employees on leaves of absence involving pregnancy did not constitute unlawful sex discrimination. This decision opened the door to a number of abuses and effectively gave companies the green light to exclude pregnancy from employee insurance plans. Last month, in Nashville Gas Co. v. Satty and a companion case, the Supreme Court modified their former position by holding that denial of accumulated seniority upon return from pregnancy leave deprives women of employment opportunities and adversely affects their status as employees. Such action was held to be in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act's ban on sex discrimination in employment. Under the policy maintained by Nashville Gas Company, a woman could be granted a pregnancy leave of absence for up to one year. However, she could return to full time status only when a permanent position became available and there was no bid submitted for that position by a permanent employee. In other words, an employee on pregnancy leave lost her accumulated seniority for job bidding purposes. A man, also absent on a non-work related disability, maintained this seniority. The Nashville Gas policy also stated that sick leave could not be applied to a pregnancy related absence. The Court found that the exclusion of sick pay from the compensation conditions would be lawful unless used as a pretext for discrimination. It was recognized that the seniority policy was neutral to the extent that it allowed both female and male employees to retain seniority while on leave for nonoccupational disabilities other than pregnancy. The policy could not stand, however, because it discriminated against women who became pregnant by divesting them of seniority rights after a pregnancy related leave of absence. The employer in this case had not merely refused to extend to women a benefit that men cannot and did not receive in divesting women of accrued seniority rights after pregnancy leave, the Court explained. Instead a substantial burden was imposed on women that men were not required to suffer. As in its earlier decision in Gilbert, holding it lawful to exclude pregnancy from a disability plan, the Court points out that the law does not require greater economic benefits to be paid to one sex or the other because of their different roles. However, as in the present case, the law does not permit an employer to burden female employees in a way that deprives them of employment opportunities because of their different roles. Leadership NOW for tomorrow's Harris County JUDGE Mike DRISC0LL county judge PROFESSIONAL • EXPERIENCED •QUALIFIED 9 years legal, business and county government experience* degrees in business administration, law • Harris Co. Justice of the Peace • Director, Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce, Co-Chair, Transportation Committee • Judicial Representative, Houston-Galveston Council on Law Enforcement* Director, Riverside General Hospital • Director, Bay Area Drug Abuse Committee • Harris Co. Precinct Judge, Democratic Executive Committee • Harris Co. District Attorney's Office, U.S. Senate Intern Programs DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY SATURDAY, MAY 6 Headquarters: 2917 San Jacinto, 522-5816 Paid by Judge Mike Driscoll Campaign, 2917 San Jacinto, Houston, Texas 77004, Red Adair, Chair, Charles L. Whynot, Treasurer March 1978 HOUSTON BREAKTHROUGH Page 21