Insurance Agency Chided for Slighting of Pregnant Women
The Stockholm District Court has ruled in favor of four women who had been denied sick pay by the state’s Social Insurance Agency during their pregnancy. The agency had rejected the women’s applications, arguing that their health problems were pregnancy-related and did not constitute separate disorders. The four women regarded this as discriminatory and filed legal complaints. The court followed their line and ruled that the insurance agency has to pay them a compensation of 7,000 dollars each.