All Items: Pregnancy Discrimination

  • South Carolina Enacts Pregnancy Accommodation Law

    May 30, 2018

    South Carolina has passed a law requiring employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees for pregnancy, childbirth or related conditions, including lactation.

  • 11th Circuit Upholds Pregnancy Discrimination Award for Breastfeeding Police Officer

    September 15, 2017

    The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a $161,000 jury award to an Alabama narcotics officer whose employer refused to accommodate her need to pump breast milk following her maternity leave. The jury had found the employer illegally retaliated against the officer under both the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA).

  • Massachusetts Passes Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

    August 2, 2017

    Massachusetts employers will soon have additional compliance requirements under the state Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which addresses workplace pregnancy-related accommodations.

  • Supreme Court to Hear Case Challenging EEOC's Investigatory Power

    October 10, 2016

    The Supreme Court opened its new term by agreeing to hear a case involving the power of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to compel an employer to turn over information during an investigation.

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News: HR guidance on how to confront the legal challenges in managing an employee who is pregnant and preventing discrimination based on pregnancy.