Pregnant Employee

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    Federal and state laws governing pregnancy and adoption-related employment issues generally fall into two categories – prohibitions against adverse employment actions and rules covering pregnancy-related leave. Pregnancy-related leave issues are addressed under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) – which amended Title VII of the...

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    In theory, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a law that recognizes an employee’s need for unforeseen leave while minimizing the costs and efforts of the employer. It sounds simple enough to say that an employee can receive up to 12 weeks (or, up to 26 weeks where applicable) of unpaid leave a year for certain reasons and can then...

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    Pregnancy discrimination lawsuits are on the rise and the courts are ruling against employers: In the May 2009 AT&T v. Hulteen case, the court ruled that employees who took pregnancy leave before the effective date of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act should be eligible for the same retirement benefits as those who took leave after the law was...
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