Matthew T. Miller

Matthew T. Miller

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

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Navigating complex post-pregnancy leave and restrictions

When Congress passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family and Medial Leave Act (FMLA), it considered them as needed protections for clear-cut situations. For...more

5/22/2015 - ADA Best Management Practices Employer Liability Issues FMLA PDA

The ‘interactive process’ for handling work restrictions during pregnancy

Our first segments in our six-part series on pregnancy in the workplace focused on how the ADA, FMLA and PDA apply in the workplace to employees before, during, and after pregnancy and child birth. In this segment, we narrow...more

5/6/2015 - ADA EEOC Employer Liability Issues Essential Functions FMLA New Guidance PDA Pregnancy Reasonable Accommodation

3 real world examples of pregnancy challenges in the workplace

Question 1: After recovery from child birth, if an employer provides an additional four weeks of leave time (paid or unpaid) for a female employee for parenting or bonding time with the child, must the employer treat...more

4/23/2015 - ADA Disability Benefits Employment Policies FMLA PDA Pregnancy Title VII

The EEOC and preferential treatment for pregnant employees

Examples of pregnancy-related impairments employers should consider and some common ADA accommodation requests Does the EEOC expect preferential treatment for pregnant employees? Originally published in Inside...more

4/8/2015 - ADA Disparate Treatment EEOC FMLA PDA Pregnancy Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation SCOTUS Young v United Parcel Service

Inside the EEOC’s guidance on pregnancy discrimination

In July 2014, the EEOC issued “Enforcement Guidance: Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues,” as well as “Questions and Answers and a Fact Sheet for Small Businesses.” Although the guidance is not the law, it does...more

3/25/2015 - EEOC Enforcement Guidance PDA Popular Pregnancy Discrimination Small Business

Legal approaches to pregnancy in the workplace

The Obama Administration has made it clear that it wants to increase protections for pregnant employees. There is also significant discussion in the media about family-friendly workplaces. Against this backdrop, employers,...more

3/12/2015 - ADA Best Management Practices FMLA Obama Administration PDA Pregnancy

Wanted: Applicants With A Criminal History And An Unprofessional Hairstyle

A combination of recent enforcement efforts by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and state-level legislators has employers scratching their heads about what they can and cannot consider when making hiring...more

11/27/2013 - Ban the Box Criminal Background Checks Discrimination EEOC Hiring & Firing Job Applicants Racial Discrimination Title VII

New FCRA Form Required for Background Searches in 2013

There is a new form in town for employers who obtain background reports on applicants and employees. Employers who use third parties to conduct background reports are familiar with the requirements of the Fair Credit...more

12/29/2012 - Background Checks FCRA Summary of Rights

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