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what do you think?

bmartin at utmem.edu bmartin at utmem.edu
Mon May 3 00:12:34 EST 1999

In article <7BEA5F16B8 at cellbio.emory.edu>, DENISE at cellbio.emory.edu

> Did anyone see "Ally McBeal" last night?  What did you think about the case
> against the law 
> firm who removed their female associate from the "partner track" after
> returning from 
> maternity leave because she just wasn't going to be able to "put in the
> hours"?

This would be a completely unacceptable action by the employer.
> I guess I bring this up because my husband and I had some diverging views on
> this.  While I 
> can understand that if one was an employer for a job that requires around the
> clock "on call" 
> status, a devoted mom might not be my first choice-candidate for the job, but
> I think that 
> situation is a far cry from the prevailing "time" requirement that we put on
> other jobs.

Frankly, I don't accept that any job requires around the clock
availability.  Certainly, not every type of law would require such

B. Martin

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