Testa v. Albertson’s

Testa, et al. v. Albertson’s — In February 2004, the federal district court in Phoenix, Arizona approved a nationwide class action settlement which Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho and its co-counsel, Planned Parenthood, negotiated with the Albertsons’ grocery and pharmacy chain.  Under the settlement, Albertson’s will include coverage for prescription contraceptives and related medical services in its employee health plan. The class settlement came after both the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and a federal court in Seattle, Washington held in two previous matters that excluding prescription contraceptives and related services from a generally comprehensive employee health plan constitutes employment discrimination in violation of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act (i.e., Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act), as well as the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (“PDA”).