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Are Pregnant Employees Entitled to Reasonable Accommodation?

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 messed up and failed to contest the EEOC's...

Pregnancy Discrimination

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...

New bill would require accommodations for pregnant employees

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 Rights Act? Well that depends. The Pregnancy Discrimination...

Say It Ain’t So: Court Holds an Employer Does Not Have to Accommodate a Pregnant Employee

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 not need alteration because Title VII, through...

Court Says Lactation Is Related to Pregnancy, Refrains from Saying, "Duh"

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 sex discrimination." I was irked, to say the...

Court Says Lactation Is Related to Pregnancy, Refrains from Saying, "Duh"

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 sex discrimination." I was irked, to say the...

5 HR Essentials from the #EEOC's New Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance

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 from Dutch Soccer's Third Place in the World...

EEOC Updates Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance to Embrace Accommodations

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 includes Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination...

EEOC’s Revised Pregnancy Guidance: Now, Just Barely More Flexible!

(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 and accommodation in light of the U.S. Supreme...