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Pregnancy as Disability Discrimination: New ADA vs. Old ADA
Posted on 6 Sep 2011 by Jon Hyman

A year ago, the 6th Circuit concluded that pregnancy-related impairments that are not part of a "normal" pregnancy-such as miscarriage susceptibility-can qualify for protection under the ADA. Spees v. James Marine, Inc., 617 F.3d 380 [ an... Read More

How NOT to Respond to an Employee’s Pregnancy
Posted on 13 Jul 2011 by Jon Hyman

If an employee with low sales numbers announces her pregnancy, do you: congratulate her and continue to treat her the same as before the announcement, or ask others, "What are we going to do about that?" According to the... Read More

EEOC's "emerging issues": LGBT rights, and accommodations for pregnant women
Posted on 11 Sep 2012 by Robin Shea

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued yesterday its draft Strategic Enforcement Plan . If you don't have time to slog through all the introductory material, you won't miss a thing if you skip right to Section III (Priorities). The... Read More

New York City Enacts Statute Requiring Employers To Provide Reasonable Accommodation For Pregnancy And Childbirth
Posted on 5 Nov 2013 by David S. Rich

Effective January 30, 2014, a new statute in New York City requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to the needs of an employee for her pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition. It is an affirmative defense “that the person... Read More

Pregnancy Covered By Florida Civil Rights Act, State Supremes Rule
Posted on 23 Apr 2014 by Donna Ballman

This being Florida, I expect bizarre court cases from time to time. However, the Florida Supreme Court has restored my faith (for now) that sanity will eventually reign. Two years ago, the Third District Court of Appeal, which covers Miami, ruled that... 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