Employment Blog

The Harsh Realities of Pregnancy Discrimination
Pregnancy Discrimination

As astonishing as the fact may seem, women continue to suffer from pregnancy discrimination even in today’s world. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reports that 31,000 pregnancy discrimination charges were filed between 2011 and 2015. Even worse, this number only...

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Pregnancy Discrimination Can Still Occur Even After a Child Is Born
Pregnancy Discrimination

Even with the right to maternity leave granted by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), many women find it difficult to balance family and work, especially when they are expected to return to work soon after giving birth. While the act...

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The Washington Post Express: So You’re Pregnant. How do you Tell Your Boss?
In the News, Pregnancy Discrimination

November 15, 2017 Still, be careful about sharing your secret with any co-workers before letting your boss know. Pregnancy discrimination is still an issue women contend with, and if your boss gets wind that you’re pregnant, it can lead to...

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A Warning to Discriminatory Bosses: The Effects of Pregnancy Don’t End at Birth
Discrimination, Pregnancy Discrimination

A federal court just sent a warning shot to bosses: the effects of pregnancy don’t end at birth. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, which covers Alabama, Georgia, and Florida, affirmed a lower court holding that failing...

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Job Applicant Wins $100,000 After Offer Rescinded Due to Pregnancy
Pregnancy Discrimination

Imagine going through the job search process. You send out dozens, if not hundreds, of applications and resumes to prospective employers. When you finally get a response, you’re rewarded with several grueling rounds of telephone and in-person interviews. Finally, you...

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Military Breastfeeding Policies: Can I Serve My Country While I’m Nursing an Infant?
Family Responsibilities Discrimination, Pregnancy Discrimination, Sex Discrimination

Regardless of whether you’re a mom who’s thinking of joining the military, a servicewoman who’s thinking of becoming a mom, or anywhere in between, you may have wondered how you can blend these two wildly different roles in your life....

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Court Concludes Employer Reasonably Accommodated Pregnant Employee
Pregnancy Discrimination

Legal news stories often highlight employers or companies doing the wrong thing when it comes to accommodating their employees’ medical conditions or pregnancies. Sometimes we get the impression that companies are always messing up by discriminating against employees or by...

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Assistant Principal Settles Pregnancy Discrimination Case for $350,000
Pregnancy Discrimination

Getting demoted because you’re pregnant is bad enough. But imagine if your replacement had almost no experience and had been accused of sexual harassment? That’s just adding insult to injury. To make matters even worse, imagine that your employer then...

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Salon: I Was a Federal Prosecutor. Here’s Why President Trump is so Wrong About Our “Archaic” Political System
In the News, Pregnancy Discrimination

May 2, 2017 In an attempt to deflect from the failures and delays of his first 100 days, President Donald Trump over the weekend called the rules governing Congress “a very, very bureaucratic system” that is “unbelievably archaic and slow-moving.” It...

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Struggling With Infertility? The Law May Protect Your Rights at Work
ADA, FMLA, Pregnancy Discrimination

If you are trying to conceive but struggling with infertility, there are legal protections that can help you at work. At least three federal laws may come into play. Depending on the facts of the situation, not only should these...

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