Webinar: Best Ways to Prevent Pregnancy Discrimination

Robin Shea

"Don't discriminate against pregnant employees." That sounds so simple, doesn't it? But it's a lot more complicated than it sounds. In this engaging free webinar, employment attorney Robin Shea, of Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, will cover exactly what "pregnancy" is.

Under federal law, "pregnancy" includes not only the nine months of gestation, but also childbirth, lactation and postpartum depression, as well as attempts to get pregnant, and attempts to avoid pregnancy. So, Robin will review how an employer can accommodate all of these phases of "pregnancy" without running afoul of the law. She also will discuss how your company's pregnancy accommodation policy can be sabotaged by your light duty policies for employees with on-the-job injuries and illnesses.

Finally, this webinar will cover all of the federal laws that come into play when you have a pregnant employee, including Title VII, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Nursing Mothers Act, and even - sometimes - the Americans with Disabilities Act. And because dads have rights, too, we'll talk about the rights of fathers in the workplace.

Employers, courts and government agencies are all grappling with the range of issues in this area, and are trying to bring some consistency to the manner in which these situations can be addressed and resolved. This hour-long webinar will help ensure you are prepared.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how broadly the definition of "pregnancy" extends;
  • an understanding of key legal requirements in dealing with pregnant employees;
  • Explore existing protections for fathers; and
  • Hear about "best practices" for employers.

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