Issues around accommodating pregnancy

A writer and lawyer, whom I respect a great deal, is Robin Shea of Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP. She is a specialist in ADA issues. In a recent piece called The ADA: Four issues to watch in 2018, she discussed four issues that employers need to pay attention to in the coming year. …

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70,000 reasons on why you don’t decide whether your pregnant worker can perform her duties

I am not sure at what point in history we decided that pregnant women are too delicate to continue to work. I am sure our nomad ancestors did not decide to stop their activities because a female was pregnant. In fact there is a study that shows that women living in settlements do worse during …

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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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What do you do when your pregnant employee is too big?

What do you do when you have a pregnant employee who has gotten to the point of being too large, in your opinion, to do her job? There are several answers to this question you just have to be sure your pick the right one. According to the EEOC one company did not. The case …

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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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Pregnancy Disability Discrimination a KEY Target of EEOC

According to the EEOC’s 2012 Strategic Enforcement Plan pregnancy discrimination, particularly when it applies to discrimination on the basis of a pregnancy related disability, is a major target for investigation in 2013 and beyond. Related disability We all know that under Title VII, as amended by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, it is illegal to discriminate …

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Three Great Reads in HR

  I always like to point out  some other great blog posts that I am reading and I think you should as well. This time around I am going to concentrate on compliance issues. This is stuff that ALL HR generalist  and small business owners should be aware of. So here are three great reads …

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Setting Precedents: What You Have Done Before Does Count

Sometimes in the fast and furious world of business we do things on the spur of the moment without thinking through the implications of what we are about to do. While I am all for spontaneity you do have to realize that you may be setting a precedent. This is especially true in the interactions …

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