Humana settles pregnancy discrimination lawsuit

Morgan Haefner - Print  | 

Humana agreed to pay $500,000 to settle a lawsuit that accused the health insurer of pregnancy discrimination, according to Business Insurance.

Humana was sued by a former regional executive who accused the health insurer of violating the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination and the New Jersey Family Leave Act.

After the birth of her child, plaintiff Kate Jenkins took a leave of absence from Humana from November 2014 to Jan. 12, 2015, according to the complaint cited by Business Insurance. Upon her return, Ms. Jenkins claimed her supervisor canceled appointments with her. She was then terminated Jan. 29, 2019, for allegedly violating Humana's policies.

The settlement was announced March 8, according to the report.

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