December 12, 2012

Gornitzky's Michael Ayalon featured in an article discussing issues in connection with the Employment of Women Law, 1954.

Michael Ayalon, who leads Gornitzky’s labor law practice, was featured in an article in the Globes newspaper discussing issues with the Employment of Women Law, 1954, whereby employers are forbidden to dismiss pregnant employees, even if the reason behind termination is unrelated to the pregnancy.

Mr. Ayalon emphasized that employers wish to promote equal rights in the workplace, “We are all in favor of legislation as a means to accomplish this important goal.” However, in the current situation, only the employers bear the cost of equality and he is quoted by the newspaper stating, “The exaggerated over-protection of working women in recent years may result, and perhaps already has, in employers avoiding employing women of childbearing age, in fear that they will be prevented from firing them for many years.”

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