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Why Employers Should Take Pregnancy Discrimination Seriously

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Pregnancy is a condition that has major repercussions across all aspects of a woman’s life, including employment. Pregnant women can face multiple obstacles in the workplace, from difficulty performing customary duties to unfairly denied promotions. There is good news, however: the law forbids business owners and managers from taking adverse employment actions, such as termination,…..Read More »

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EEOC Files 3 New Pregnancy Discrimination Cases in August

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Vigilant and diligent about enforcing federal anti-discrimination laws, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed three new pregnancy discrimination cases within the month of August. These cases, the defendants of which are companies based in Arizona, Maryland and Texas, essentially allege that the companies fired women after finding out that they were pregnant……Read More »

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Break Time for Nursing Mothers: 3 Facts to Know

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By federal law, employers are required to provide break times for nursing mothers. In fact, this legal requirement has been in place since March 2010 (when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, PPACA, amended Section 7 of the Fair Labor Standards Act, FLSA). And if you aren’t familiar with it, keep reading to learn…..Read More »

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Pregnancy Discrimination and Light Duty – Hope on the Horizon?

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Post by: Benjamin Stark In a blog post last month, I discussed the dilemma of the pregnant employee whose medical restrictions (i.e. not being allowed to lift something heavy) prevents her from doing something her employer considers the central function of her job.  Is that employee out of a job?  Can it be that her…..Read More »

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This Week in Employment Law

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EEOC sues Lakeland Eye Clinic for Sex Discrimination Against a Transgender Employee: History in the making! The EEOC filed two lawsuits this week for sex bias on behalf of two transgender employees. One case, highlighted above, was filed in Tampa, Florida. The other case, against R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc., was filed on…..Read More »

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