White Paper published by HR Specialist, copyright 2007
When an employee announces she’s pregnant, her employer better be able to deliver more than just congratulations. You need legally sound, consistent policies and practices to ward off potential pregnancy complications of your own.
It’s important to know what you must do—and what you can’t do (or say)—under federal anti-discrimination and leave laws. Plus, it’s vital to understand your own state statute, which may provide more liberal leave benefits for pregnant women and new parents.
While no federal law requires you to provide paid , most employers must comply with the (PDA) and the Act ( ). And even the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may come into play if pregnancy complications rise to the level of substantially limiting a major life activity.
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