Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)

This is a sad commentary about the extent of entrenched discriminatory animus in a nation that, in fact, prohibits pregnancy discimination in employment.

We have just read in the Daily Mail Australia that the Australian Fair Work Ombudsman has reported that pregnancy discrimination makes up — by far  — the largest number of employment discrimination

Three new pregnancy discrimination lawsuits filed by the EEOC demonstrate that the EEOC is serious in pursuing its new agenda set forth in the Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues.

The Guidance largely sets forth well-established interpretations of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”) and the interplay with the Americans with Disabilities Act

We reported recently on the EEOC’s Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues.   The Guidance largely sets forth well-established interpretations of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”) and the interplay with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and Title VII.

27975610_sChristina noted that the PDA requires an employer to

The EEOC announced today that it has published its Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues.  See The Enforcement Guidance, Q&A document, and Fact Sheet which the EEOC says will be available on the EEOC’s website.

Since this was just announced, we wanted to publish the links asap, so we have

Summary You Cannot Fire Or Place A Pregnant Employee On Leave Because “The Baby Is Taking Its Toll On You” Or Because Of Potential Harm To The Baby Or Because “Pregnant Women Should Not Work”

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On March 13, 2013 we cautioned that the EEOC is very serious about pursuing discrimination cases filed under the

The EEOC has just sued one company for alleged pregnancy discrimination, and settled another such suit.   It appears from the EEOC press releases that the employers felt that it was not good for the pregnant women to be working.

According to one suit, a Maryland company fired an employee who notified it that she

What is it about health and medical care facilities and personnel that brings down the heavy hand of the EEOC so often alleging ADA and pregnancy discrimination?   Is it that they have an innate bias against the disabled and pregnant women, and discriminate more than other employers?

Do Health Care People Violate the ADA and