BY: Tad T. Roumayah | IN: Employment Law
For the first time since 1983, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new guidelines to address pregnancy discrimination and other violations under the federal Pregnancy Disability Act (PDA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
According to the EEOC’s guidance – “Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues” – both women and men have a right to be free from discrimination stemming from:
To help employers comply with PDA and ADA requirements, the EEOC issued a Fact Sheet for Small Businesses that offers best practices to lessen the threat of pregnancy discrimination claims. These common sense recommendations include:
If you are an employee or an employer facing a pregnancy-related discrimination issue, we would be happy to discuss your situation.
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Tad Roumayah focuses his practice primarily on employment litigation, representing employees who have encountered discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge, whistleblower protection claims, wage and hour violations and other employment issues and disputes.