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Pregnancy Discrimination

EEOC Sues Staffing Solutions for Multiple Discriminatory Hiring Practices

Owner Frequently Used Racial Slurs and Forced Out Manager Who Opposed Hiring Discrimination, Federal Agency Charges - BUFFALO, N.Y. - Staffing Solutions of WNY Inc., a Buffalo-based staffing company that places employees...more

Are Things Really That Bad For Mothers At Work?

I'm gonna say no. But yes, if you believe Katherine Goldstein of The New York Times. In "The Open Secret of Anti-Mom Bias at Work," she provides an anecdote about a female, feminist boss -- of all people -- who fired a...more

The Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Is Now In Effect: What Employers Need To Know

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On April 1, 2018, the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (the Act) went into effect, creating several rights and protections for pregnant workers, as well as for workers who have conditions related to pregnancy. The...more

Don't Get Stumped by the 9-Month Bump: A Discussion of the Sixth Circuit's Decision in Mosbey-Meachem v. Memphis Light

by Miller & Martin PLLC on

In its recent decision in Mosbey-Meachem v. Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division, 883 F.3d 595 (6th Cir. 2018), the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held that working from home was a reasonable accommodation for an employee on...more

Tarr & Zenith Settle EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit

Dietary Company Fired Pregnant Employees, Federal Agency Charges - SAN DIEGO - Tarr, Inc. and Zenith, LLC, a San Diego-based company that sells dietary supplements, will pay $50,000 and provide other significant relief to...more

Evergreen KIA to Pay $100,000 To Settle EEOC Sexual Orientation and Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Car Dealership Subjected Employee to Harassment for Being Gay and Having Crohn's Disease, Federal Agency Had Charged - CHICAGO - Chicago car dealership Evergreen Kia will pay $100,000 and provide other relief to settle a...more

What Interviewers Say Can Come Back to Haunt an Employer

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

In speaking to job applicants, interviewers need to be circumspect in what they say. There are questions that can be asked, and there are questions that can create real headaches, as well as liability....more

Pruitthealth Sued by EEOC For Pregnancy Discrimination

Raleigh Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Refused to Accommodate Pregnant Nursing Assistant and Forced Resignation, Federal Agency Charges - RALEIGH, N.C. - PruittHealth-Raleigh, LLC, a Georgia corporation doing business...more

New Orleans Towing Company Sued by EEOC For Breaching Settlement Agreement

Company Refused to Pay Money Pursuant to Settlement Agreement It Signed at EEOC Mediation of Pregnancy Discrimination Charge, Federal Agency Charges - NEW ORLEANS - TRU Towing Auto, a New Orleans-based towing business,...more

The Dangers of Misunderstanding “Pregnancy Accommodation”

by Miller & Martin PLLC on

In the wake of the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court decision, Young v. UPS, many employers have gotten “way too excited” and have “way oversimplified” their duty to accommodate pregnant employees (or not!)....more

Louisiana Court Upholds Discharge of Worker With a Pregnancy-Related Illness Who Violated a Company Rule

The Louisiana Court of Appeal, Fourth Circuit recently held that a pregnant employee who suffered from a pregnancy-related illness was not disabled within the scope and meaning of the Louisiana Employment Discrimination Law...more

California Bills Seek To Expand Employer Obligations for Lactation Accommodation

by Fisher Phillips on

One of the more popular public policy issues of late has been an employer’s obligation to accommodate employees who are lactating or expressing breast milk. The federal government, states, and local jurisdictions have been...more

MA Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: Part II

Now that the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) went into effect April 1, 2018, it is time for employers to confirm that they are taking steps to ensure compliance with the PWFA....more

Take Note: the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Is Now In Effect!

by Murtha Cullina on

A new Massachusetts law significantly enhances existing anti-discrimination protections for pregnant employees. The “Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act,” effective April 1, 2018, prevents discrimination against, and...more

Want A Baby? Line Up By Seniority, Please.

Yikes. Sounds like Japan is past due for a Pregnancy Discrimination Act. According to the Daily Mail, workers in Japan who want to get pregnant are expected to do it in order of seniority (meaning, "time on the job" rather...more

Pregnant Workers Entitled to Special Accommodations in MA

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

Effective April 1, 2018, for employers with six or more employees, Massachusetts’ prohibitions on discrimination in the workplace have been expanded to prohibit discrimination on the basis of pregnancy and pregnancy-related...more

Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: Due Date Nears

by WilmerHale on

As the April 1, 2018 effective date nears, we wanted to take the opportunity to remind Massachusetts employers of their obligations under the new Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (the PWFA), which amends existing Massachusetts...more

It is Not an Early April Fools' Joke: Give Your Employees the Required Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Notice TODAY...

by Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP on

The Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (the "Act") goes into effect on Sunday, April 1st, 2018. The Act, which applies to all Massachusetts employers with six or more employees, requires employers to provide pregnant...more

A busy month for discrimination law

by Dentons on

It's been a busy few weeks for judgments; we round up the most recent discrimination cases below....more

EEOC Sues Simplicity Ground Services For Pregnancy Discrimination

Pregnant Employees Forced on Unpaid Leave After Reporting Pregnancies, Federal Agency Charges - DETROIT - Simplicity Ground Services, P.C., an airline-ramp and cargo-handling company in Detroit, violated federal law by...more

Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Goes Into Effect on April 1, 2018

by Goodwin on

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (the PWFA) goes into effect on April 1, 2018. It amends G.L. c. 151B § 4, the Massachusetts employment anti-discrimination statute. The PWFA prohibits employers from discriminating against...more

Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Effective on April 1, 2018: Be Prepared

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• The Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (the Act), signed into law on July 27, 2017, becomes effective on April 1, 2018. • The Act expressly forbids discrimination against employees due to pregnancy or...more

Remember: Pregnant Employees Are Entitled to Reasonable Accommodations Too!

It should come as no surprise that employers must treat pregnant employees just like everyone else when it comes to reasonable accommodations. We’ve blogged on this topic several times before, but a recent lawsuit by the EEOC...more

Dollar Tree Stores Sued by EEOC For Pregnancy Discrimination

Discount Retail Chain Store Harassed and Then Fired Employee Because of Her Pregnancy, Federal Agency Charges - ATLANTA - A Martinez, Ga., location of a discount retail chain store headquartered in Chesapeake, Va.,...more

Jury May Find Pregnancy Discrimination Where Employer Refused To Assign Work To Avoid Injury To Pregnant Worker

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Pregnancy discrimination can arise from an employer’s effort to “protect” a pregnant worker from harm, just as it can from other adverse actions. In Cameron v. NYC Dept. of Educ., 15-cv-9900 (S.D.N.Y), it was alleged that...more

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