Adria B. Martinelli will present Pregnancy Discrimination Claims Flood EEOC: How to Counter New and Aggressive Enforcement on July 23, 2009.
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 enacted.
- The Seventh Circuit Court recently recognized the applicability of the PDA to the “potential pregnancy” after an employee claimed she lost her job because she had taken time off for fertility treatment.
- And now that the new ADA Amendments Act has gone into effect, the interplay between the ADA, PDA, and the recently-revised FMLA has further complicated compliance issues for employers.
Learn how to make sense of the overlapping complexities of the PDA, FMLA, and the ADA, and how to accommodate pregnant employees without risking discrimination claims, as well as these other critical and timely topics:
- Key rulings made recently against employers regarding pregnancy discrimination claims, including the U.S. Supreme Court’s
interpretation of the PDA in AT&T v. Hulteen
- How do you know when employees are protected under the PDA? (Hint, they’re not always pregnant.)
- How the new ADA Amendments Act comes into play
- New discrimination risks employers need to consider when training supervisors and managers
- EEOC guidance on family rights discrimination
- Practical advice for day-to-day issues involved with managing pregnant employees
- The kind of accommodations that should and should NOT be made for pregnant workers
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