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Pregnancy Discrimination

EEOC Sues Restaurant Maurizio’s Trattoria Italiana for Pregnancy Discrimination

Restaurant Discriminated Against and Fired Female Employee After Learning She Was Pregnant, Federal Agency Charges - SAN DIEGO - Maurizio's Trattoria Italiana, LLC, a fine-dining Italian restaurant in Encinitas near San...more

Massachusetts Changes the Landscape for Pay Equity and Pregnancy Accommodations

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

For those of you with employees in Massachusetts, you need to be aware of two significant changes with respect to pay equity and pregnancy accommodations. These changes also serve as a reminder to employers that they need to...more

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

by Littler on

The Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act goes into effect on April 1, 2018. This new law requires employers with six or more employees to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant employees. As the effective date...more

Q&A with Paula Williams: Pregnancy-related claims remain EEOC priority

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Pregnancy-related claims remain a priority for the EEOC - Q: What is the position of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on pregnancy-related discrimination? A: The EEOC continues to prioritize pregnancy...more

NJ Prohibits Discrimination Against Breastfeeding Employees

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In one of his final acts in office, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed legislation to prohibit discrimination against breastfeeding employees. The bill, which was introduced by Democratic legislators and passed both...more

Silverado to Pay $80,000 to Settle EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit

Residential Care Provider Refused to Put Pregnant Worker on Light Duty and Fired Her Instead, Federal Agency Had Charged - MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Silverado, a network of memory care, at-home care, and hospice care centers,...more

Company Settles EEOC Pregnancy Accommodation Suit For $80K

A residential care provider has settled an EEOC lawsuit alleging failure to accommodate an employee's pregnancy. Silverado Menomenee Falls, LLC, a residential care provider, has settled a lawsuit filed by the Equal...more

Connecticut Employers Have New Notification Requirement Beginning January 29

The Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act (CT FEPA) was amended during the past legislative session to enhance the protections available to pregnant women in the workplace. Among the new provisions of the law (which...more

Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Takes Effect on April 1, 2018

The Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, enacted in July of 2017, will take effect on April 1, 2018. The Act prohibits Massachusetts employers from denying pregnant women and new mothers reasonable accommodation for...more

Doing Business In California: A Guide For Employers

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

The allure of doing business in California is undeniable. It is the world’s sixth largest economy and a market of more than 36 million people. For employers, however, California presents unique challenges because its...more

Breastfeeding Discrimination Banned by Pivotal Amendment to NJLAD

Breastfeeding is now a protected act and category under New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (“NJLAD”). Employers are prohibited from discriminating against an employee in compensation, hiring, or firing because they...more

Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Takes Effect April 1, 2018

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Pregnant workers in Massachusetts will soon benefit from broader protection against discrimination under the recently enacted Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (“MPWFA”). This new law, which applies to all...more

Amendment to New York City Human Rights Law Mandates Employers to Engage in “Cooperative Dialogue” with Employees Seeking an...

The New York City Council voted last month to amend the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) to explicitly require that covered entities engage in “cooperative dialogue” with those persons who may be entitled to a...more

New Jersey Enacts State Anti-Discrimination Protections for Breastfeeding

Newly enacted amendments to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) have expanded state anti-discrimination protections in the workplace, housing, and in public accommodations to include individuals who are...more

Five Important Employment Trends for Massachusetts Retailers in 2018

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

Having survived the holiday shopping season, retailers should begin to prepare for any new employment laws that will go into effect in the coming year (and, of course, should ensure that they are complying with existing...more

NJLAD Amendment to Protect Nursing Mothers in the Workplace

by Genova Burns LLC on

Since 2010, the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) requires employers to provide reasonable break times for nursing mothers to express breast milk. These break times must be provided for up to 1 year after the birth of the...more

Nursing Mothers Are Now Protected Under the NJLAD

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) was amended to prohibit employers from discriminating against women who breastfeed or express milk during breaks....more

Governor Christie Expands Protections For Breastfeeding Women Under The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: On January 8, 2018 Governor Chris Christie signed into law an amendment to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination making it unlawful for an employer to terminate or discriminate against women who...more

Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Will Be in Effect Before You Know It

by BakerHostetler on

As you may know, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act in July, expanding state protections for pregnant women and new mothers, and setting new rules for employers with...more

Dependable Health Services to Pay $38,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

Health Care Staffing Agency Fired Employee Following Request for Reasonable Accommodation, Federal Agency Charged - BALTIMORE - Dependable Health Services Inc., a health care staffing agency, will pay $38,000 and furnish...more

Court Lowers Punitive Damages Bar In Claims Against NYC Employers

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The state’s highest court might have just made life more difficult for employers facing liability under New York City’s anti-bias law. Clarifying a question left open by New York City’s Human Rights Law (NYCHRL), the New York...more

Trinity Hospital to Pay $95,000 To Settle EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Suit

Minot Hospital Failed to Provide Reasonable Accommodations for Restrictions Related to Nurse's Pregnancy, Federal Agency Charged - MINNEAPOLIS - Trinity Health, doing business as Trinity Hospital in Minot, ND, will pay...more

Eleventh Circuit Upholds Alabama Cop’s Win In Pregnancy And FMLA Case

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has affirmed a jury verdict in favor of a former Alabama police officer on her pregnancy and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) claims. Hicks v. City of Tuscaloosa, Ala.,...more

Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse Settles EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit

Hibachi-Style Restaurant Fired Server Because She Was Pregnant, Federal Agency Charged - DETROIT -- Ichiban Japanese Restaurant, LLC, a hibachi-style restaurant doing business as Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse in Jackson,...more

Employment Law - December 2017

EEOC Touts ‘Significant Progress’ in FY 2017 Report - Why it matters - The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission commended itself in the agency’s annual Performance and Accountability Report, highlighting “significant...more

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