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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Texas Hospital Settles Pregnancy Discrimination Suit for $40K
(2) The Pregnancy Discrimination Act ("PDA") marked a significant shift in the right direction, but the issue of pregnancy discrimination still exists forty years after its passage.
Among the laws are the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), Equal Pay Act (EPA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA), Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), Older Worker Benefit Protection Act (OWBRA), Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), Civil Rights Act of 1866 (Section 1981), and Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act.
According to the EEOC, under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, an employer can't fire, refuse to hire, demote, or take any other adverse action against a woman due to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition.
Man Sui-lun, Sanchez's lawyer as well as a legal counsel for the Equal Opportunities Commission noted that what Sanchez experienced in the hands of her employer equated to direct pregnancy discrimination. All working mothers in Hong Kong, regardless of nationality and job, are entitled to ten weeks paid maternity leave.
The ERA will establish a legal precedent for equal pay for equal work, equal access to education and health care, and allow us to legally contest economic inequality, pregnancy discrimination, and violence against women.<br />Join the League of Women Voters of Arizona in advocating for Arizona to become the final state to ratify the ERA.
Among the three countries examined, however, 'only the Malaysian government has systematically allowed pregnancy discrimination at all stages of employment', the study authors conclude.
Park Management Systems LLC (15-1777, decided March 16, 2018) that Title VII's standard for assessing punitive damage does not apply to workplace discrimination claims brought under the more liberal NYC Human Rights Law, finding that a lower court incorrectly used the federal standard in a pregnancy discrimination case.
Just defining pregnancy discrimination as sex discrimination does not
UPS, which held that an employer's failure to provide accommodations related to pregnancy could amount to sex discrimination and that liability for pregnancy discrimination does not end with the birth of the child.
The number of women pursuing pregnancy discrimination claims is also down by over a quarter (26%).