Pregnancy Discrimination Act


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Pregnancy Discrimination Act

Legislation in the United States, passed in 1978, requiring companies with 15 or more employees to treat pregnant women the same as all other employees. That is, employers cannot fire or refuse to give hours to a woman on account of pregnancy, childbirth or a similar condition.
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Siegel, Employment Equality Under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, 94 YALE L.
Wade Set the Precedent Anti-Abortion Advocacy for the Pregnancy Discrimination Act
She helped draft and testified before congressional committees on the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 and the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993.
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act was enacted with the express purpose of overturning the United States Supreme Court ruling in General Electric Company v.
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act says employers may not single out pregnant women for special treatment and must allow them to work for as long as they are able to perform their jobs.
1) In a piece of legislation known as the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the amendment expanded the existing prohibition against discrimination "because of sex" or "on the basis of sex" to also bar discrimination "because of or on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.
In this respect, it is an advance over the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 and other state and Federal anti-discrimination laws, which make no provision for child-care leaves and require employers to provide leaves for pregnancy-related disabilities only to the extent that they provide leaves for other types of disabilities.
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) amended Title VII to provide that discrimination because of pregnancy is unlawful sex discrimination.
Summary: The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) amended Title VII to provide that discrimination because of pregnancy is unlawful sex discrimination.
At the federal level, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) covers companies with 15 or more employees.
EMPLOYERS DO NOT HAVE TO PROVIDE special accommodations to pregnant workers under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), the 4th Circuit ruled on Jan.
The Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992 has never been amended to track or otherwise include the language of the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act.