|English: United States Supreme Court building in Washington D.C., USA. Front facade. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Pregnancy discrimination was officially outlawed with the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (PDA). That law stands for the proposition that women can not be discriminated against for pregnancy or pregnancy related conditions. As a woman and a former employment lawyer I understand that the existence of that law alone does not mean that discrimination no longer occurs.
Pregnancy Discrimination Still OccursAs a lawyer, I stay abreast of upcoming Supreme Court cases. I don't discuss most on this blog because they tend to be rather boring or at least irrelevant to the issues of interest to my blog readers. However, it seems important to discuss cases that relate to working moms especially When there's a case that is directly relevant to a woman's ability to continue working while pregnant.
|The day before I delivered my son|
For your reading pleasure:
- EEOC Adopts New Positions on Pregnancy and Related Issues On July 14, 2014, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC, issued an Enforcement Guidance (Guidance) on pregnancy and related issues. The Guidance indicates the positions EEOC will take when investigating discrimination charges and litigating claims. Notably, it adopts a broad view of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), including a position that employers must make accommodations for pregnant employees that they would not make for similarly situated male or female employees.
- Is This Pregnancy-Discrimination Case the Next Lilly Ledbetter? (time.com)
- The Supreme Court Should Say 'No' to Pregnancy Discrimination (huffingtonpost.com)
- U.S. top court to weigh UPS pregnancy discrimination claim (dailymail.co.uk)