Employment Blog

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Job Applicant Wins $100,000 After Offer Rescinded Due to Pregnancy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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Can I Be Discriminated Against Because of a Past Pregnancy?
Pregnancy Discrimination

You don’t have to be pregnant right now to be covered by the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). Though it may sound strange, there are many civil rights laws that are meant to protect people in a certain group but that also cover those...

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Does My Employer Have to Accommodate My Pregnancy?
Pregnancy Discrimination

If your employer accommodates employees who have limitations similar to those caused by your pregnancy, your employer should accommodate you. This is the result of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, illustrated by another discrimination case from Kentucky that recently...

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