Dicta: Cleveland BoE v. LaFleur



Make a statement with this 20×30 Gallery Quality Acrylic Glass Art Piece. Made to order (delivery in 2-4 weeks)

Comes with a acrylic glass plaque with case title and contextual information:

Cleveland Board of Education v. LaFleur, 414 U.S. 632 (1974)

A teacher sued the Cleveland Board of Education for being required to take maternity leave, which she claimed violated the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. At the time, compulsory maternity leave rules were very restrictive, and the Cleveland Board of Education required pregnant teachers to take leave 5 months before childbirth. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Jo Carol Nesset-Sale (previously LaFleur), agreeing that mandatory maternity leave was unconstitutional. They determined that overly restrictive maternity leave regulations could “constitute a heavy burden on the exercise of…protected freedoms” and personal choice relating to marriage and family life. This case preceded current family leave laws, such as the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993.

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