EEOC’s Pregnancy Compliance
Traditionally, employers have had considerable control over what types of pregnancy benefits it provided to their female employees. The rule was simple – treat pregnant workers the same as you treat any other temporarily “disabled” individual. In recent guidance, the EEOC is trying to change the platform – stating that employers must now provide accommodations to pregnant workers if it can be done reasonably. The Supreme Court has also recently heard oral arguments about what accommodations the Pregnancy Discrimination Act may require an employer to provide its employees.
- Brief history of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and court interpretations;
- What it means to treat pregnant workers the “same” as others with temporary disabilities;
- Pregnancy issues under the Americans with Disabilities Act;
- Pregnancy and the Family and Medical Leave Act;
- The EEOC’s current stance on accommodations for pregnant workers;
- Pregnancy and the Affordable Care Act
Susan Desmond is a principal with Jackson Lewis PC which has offices in 59 cities across the United States. Ms. Desmond has been representing management in all areas of labor and employment law since her graduation from the University of Tennessee School of Law in 1985. She is listed in Best Lawyers in America for labor and employment law and has been named by Chambers USA as one of America’s leading business lawyers. Ms. Desmond is also listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers and Louisiana Super Lawy... View Full Profile
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