Employers

Ensuring Your Company is in Compliance
Employers today must navigate the tangle of state accommodation laws, the amendment of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Supreme Court’s Pregnancy Discrimination Act decision in Young v. UPS, and the EEOC’s pregnancy discrimination guidance. The resources below can help.
Pregnancy Accommodation Update For Employers

New laws, new cases, new interpretations, and new attitudes are unsettling standard pregnancy accommodation practices.

What do employers have to do, and what should they do?

This webinar will help HR professionals, managers, and legal counsel chart a course through the tangle of state accommodation laws, the amendment of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Supreme Court’s Pregnancy Discrimination Act decision in Young v. UPS, and the EEOC’s pregnancy discrimination guidance.

The presenter, Cynthia Thomas Calvert of Workforce 21C, will provide practical tips for managing pregnant workers and reducing exposure to lawsuits.

Duration: 75 minutes

Presenter:
Cynthia Thomas Calvert, President, Workforce 21C

YOUNG V. UPS

View legal analyses of the Supreme Court’s landmark pregnancy accommodation decision in Young v. UPS.

Pregnancy Accommodation Legal Overview

View an outline of the federal, state, and local laws concerning pregnancy accommodation.

Is Your Company In Compliance?

For more information on how to ensure your company is in compliance with the federal laws related to pregnancy accommodation and pregnancy discrimination, see the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues, which provides an overview of legal requirements as well as recommended best practices employers should adopt to remain in compliance.

Pregnancy Lawsuits on the Rise

WorkLife Law’s 2016 report Caregivers in the Workplace shows that pregnancy accommodation cases increased 315% in the last decade, and the number of pregnancy discrimination cases remains high. Lactation accommodation and discrimination cases increased 800%. Click below to download the report and view page 15 for more on pregnancy cases and page 30 for more on lactation cases.

Model Pregnancy Accommodation Policy

Download a model policy that reflects the current legal requirements, as well as the philosophy that employers benefit when they retain pregnant employees.

Accommodation Ideas for Pregnancy

To identify workable ways to accommodate pregnant women, click the button below. You may also wish to visit the Job Accommodation Network for more information or a free consultation.

Employers seeking advice on accommodating pregnant women or addressing other family caregiving issues may wish to contact Workforce 21C.

WorkForce21c_logo_60Workforce 21C provides advice and consulting services to employers and their advisers on issues related to pregnancy accommodation, gender bias in the workplace, and family responsibilities discrimination.