In Slater v.
Energy Services Group Int'l. Inc. , 2011 WL 4425306 (11th Cir. Sept. 23,
2011), the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment for the
employer in a claim for pregnancy discrimination under Title VII and Florida's
state statutory equivalent, the Florida Civil...
On February 15, the EEOC held a hearing where
speakers addressed the issues of pregnancy and caregiver discrimination. It was
the Commission's first hearing of the year. EEOC Chair Berrien stated that
discrimination based on pregnancy persists in the 21st century
workplace and that the EEOC is...
Pennsylvania House Bill No. 2542 (text here) would add "pregnancy" to the list of protected classes under the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA). The PHRA is Pennsylvania's version of Title VII, protecting individuals from employment discrimination. The proposed law would just insert...
I have previously blogged about instances in which pregnant women have unsuccessfully sued their employers for discrimination . However, if the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act , which was introduced into the Senate on September 19, 2012 by U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is passed...
Mother's Day is long past, but you'd never know it -- in
employment law, this has been the Week of the Moms. Here's a roundup - tell us
what you think!
First up: Title VII's
ban on pregnancy discrimination includes discrimination based on lactation or
the need to express milk ...