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