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Court Says Lactation Is Related to Pregnancy, Refrains from Saying, "Duh"
Posted on 3 Oct 2013 by Donna Ballman

I wrote about a really stupid case out of Texas where a federal court said that "lactation is not pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition," and thus decided that "firing someone because of lactation or breast-pumping is not... Read More

Say It Ain’t So: Court Holds an Employer Does Not Have to Accommodate a Pregnant Employee
Posted on 17 Jan 2013 by Jon Hyman

Last year, I railed against the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act , a bill that, if passed, would require employers to make a reasonable accommodation for an employee's pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions. I argued that the law does... Read More

Court Says Lactation Is Related to Pregnancy, Refrains from Saying, "Duh"
Posted on 3 Oct 2013 by Donna Ballman

I wrote about a really stupid case out of Texas where a federal court said that "lactation is not pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition," and thus decided that "firing someone because of lactation or breast-pumping is not... Read More

5 HR Essentials from the #EEOC's New Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance
Posted on 15 Jul 2014 by Eric Meyer

On the heels of yesterday's astounding blogging success, " What LeBron's return teaches employers about accommodating the Mark of the Beast " -- Pulitzer, please -- I was planning on coming at you today with "Five Workplace Lessons... Read More

New bill would require accommodations for pregnant employees
Posted on 11 Oct 2012 by Eric Meyer

Does an employer have to provide a reasonable accommodation to a pregnant employee to allow her to perform the essential functions her job? Let's see. Americans with Disabilities Act? No. Pregnancy is not a disability. Title VII of the Civil... Read More

EEOC Updates Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance to Embrace Accommodations
Posted on 7 Jul 2015 by Jon Hyman

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Young v. UPS , the EEOC has updated its administrative guidance on pregnancy discrimination [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this opinion: lexis.com | Lexis Advance ]. The updated guidance... Read More

Pregnancy Discrimination
Posted on 29 Sep 2011 by Craig Salner

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... Read More

EEOC’s Revised Pregnancy Guidance: Now, Just Barely More Flexible!
Posted on 9 Jul 2015 by Robin Shea

(Channeling David Spade today.): Hey, EEOC, there’s this newfangled technique known as “track changes.” Look into it! Last Thursday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued its amended guidance on pregnancy discrimination... Read More

Are Pregnant Employees Entitled to Reasonable Accommodation?
Posted on 21 Sep 2011 by Robin Shea

Our friends at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently scored another big win in a pregnancy discrimination case -- actually got summary judgment against the employer, which is unusual. In this case, the employer apparently knew it had... Read More