A prime job opens up, and the person who's discussed as an excellent choice happens to be on maternity leave for the next four months. She gets passed over. Is that legal? Well, it just happened at AOL and Techcrunch.
We won't rehash the drama over there, but let's just say there was a job opening at the top of very influential Silicon Valley-oriented blog, which played out in an unusually public way. Including this part, alleged by a writer who quit in protest of the way it was all handled: