|By Rich Lord, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
According to the settlement,
The cases started with
"Women work, and I work really hard," said Ms. Neals today. "And I did what tons and tons of working moms do, which is have a baby.
"I felt like I had worked so hard to orchestrate a really good maternity leave where I could spend time with my baby and have peace of mind."
She said she ended up spending her entire maternity leave scrambling to try to save the refinance effort. "There's just nothing like being at home with a newborn baby. And they just took that away from me."
After Ms. Neals complained to the
"I wanted them to understand what was happening, and I wanted them to stop doing it," said Ms. Neals, who added that she's "cautiously optimistic" that the company is no longer considering maternity status in its mortgage insurance decisions.
The settlement with the
"As part of the settlement, MGIC did not admit fault," Mortgage Guaranty vice president and chief compliance officer
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