How are lactating mothers protected in the workplace?

For some reason, there has been a spate of articles posted in various outlets about lactating mothers. I am not sure what the cause for this is, perhaps some employer is engaging in wrongdoing or some untrained manager has denied someone the opportunity to express breast milk. Who knows? Whatever the reason, it is a …

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A few notes about pregnancy discrimination

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act was passed in 1978, yet despite the amount of time on the books employers violate it all the time. In 2014 pregnancy cases were 18.4% of all Title VII cases files. The awards in the past 5 years have been approximately $5 million. Judges and juries find pregnant women to be …

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Pregnancy does not eliminate promotion

Since 2011, according to the EEOC, they have filed over 45 lawsuits involving pregnancy discrimination and have recovered over $3.5 million as well as instituting programs and follow up on the companies involved. Being pregnant does not mean less capable As many husbands who have dealt with a pregnant wife know most pregnant women are …

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The Bottomline on Pregnancy Discrimination

If you have been paying attention to HR related news at all recently you know that the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued a ruling on a pregnancy discrimination case. It has been interesting reading the various interpretations that have been published by various law firms. The case The case involved a pregnant …

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Pregnancy discrimination: The EEOC issues new guidance

On July 14th, 2014 the EEOC issued new guidance to dealing with pregnancy under Title VII. Originally addressed under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, how to deal with pregnant women has been a big issue for employers for a long time, especially for smaller employers. According to Seyfarth Shaw this guidance ties pregnancy and …

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