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2nd Circuit Certifies Question To New York Court In Pregnancy Bias Suit

Mealey's (November 9, 2016, 12:12 PM EST) -- NEW YORK — A Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Nov. 1 asked the New York Court of Appeals to establish the standard for awarding punitive damages under New York state law in a pregnancy discrimination case (Veronika Chauca v. Jamil Abraham, et al., No. 15-1777, 2nd Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 19597).

(Opinion available.  Document #73-161111-010Z.)

In 2005, the New York City Council believed the New York City’s Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) had been interpreted too narrowly by courts, often by drawing on...
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