Another issue to consider: the potential legal pitfalls.
Both federal and state laws provide pregnant employees with special rights in the workplace. The key federal law is the(PDA), which was enacted in 1978 and covers organizations with 15 or more employees.
At its core, the PDA says workplace discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions constitutes unlawful sex discrimination. It doesn't require that you give special treatment to pregnant employees; it just requires you to deal with pregnant employees the same as any other employees with temporary disabilities.
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