Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Description: 2:00 – 3:00 PM (EDT)
Featuring: Chris Kuczynski, Assistant Legal Counsel and Director of the ADA/GINA Policy Division
EEOC reports that pregnancy discrimination grievances are on the rise with over 5,000 pregnancy discrimination suits filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) during 2013.To help employers appropriately manage this growing issue, EEOC issued updated enforcement guidance in mid-July, based on the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the ADA Amendments Act. Prior to the 2008 update to the ADA, medical conditions related to pregnancy were not considered for reasonable accommodation. However, EEOC guidance is clear that providing reasonable accommodations to workers with temporary back pain is comparable to making reasonable accommodations available to pregnant workers since their impairments also constitute disabilities. In the Federal workplace, managers, human resources, civil rights, and reasonable accommodation staff are now asking, “How and when do we provide accommodations for pregnant workers?”
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