The Law School Authority

Gedulig v. Aiello Case Brief

Summary of Gedulig v. Aiello (1974)

CA disability insurance program paid benefits to persons temporarily disabled from work, but excludes pregnancy.  π argues: gender-based classification.  Govt interest: $$, since large number of women will get pregnant.

(a)     Held: Classification is really about pregnant v. non-pregnant people, NOT sex-based discrimination

(b)    Only needs rational basis scrutiny

(c)     No showing of invidious intent to discriminate

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