The United States Supreme Court has held that § 3304(a)(12) of Federal Unemployment Tax Act which mandates that no person shall be denied compensation under state law solely on basis of pregnancy or termination of pregnancy only prohibits state from singling out pregnancy for unfavorable treatment; it does not mandate preferential treatment for women who leave work because of pregnancy and Missouri statute which denies unemployment compensation to claimant who has left work voluntarily without good cause attributable to his work or to his employer was consistent with the Federal Unemployment Tax Act which provides that no state participating in federal state unemployment compensation program shall deny compensation solely on basis of pregnancy or termination of pregnancy.
Wimberly v. Labor & Indus. Relations Comm'n, 107 S. Ct. 821 (1987).
Patricia K. Masten,
Unemployment Compensation - Pregnancy - Federal Unemployment Tax Act 26 U.S.C. § 3304(a)(12),
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