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Disney fires man for taking paternity leave; judge rules it’s not discrimination because he didn’t give birth | Boing Boing

Steven Van Soeren worked for Disney Streaming Service, which does grant some paternity leave for employees. After Van Soeren’s wife got pregnant, he claims to have noticed a pattern of undercutting comments and other harassment from his colleagues — in spite of the fact that he hadn’t yet disclosed to them that his wife was pregnant, and that he would be taking paternity leave. From Hollywood Reporter:
“‘By way of example, Plaintiff was anticipating a child but had not disclosed that information to anyone at the Company’ states the complaint, which was filed in New York federal court. ‘Yet, Mr. McConnell …

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