In the fall of 2007, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission’s (OCRC) proposed revisions to the rules governingin Ohio became a hot political topic. Due to some unusual political wrangling, the future of the proposed rule revision is very much in question.
In early March, we may learn whether the OCRC intends to pursue its mission of establishing minimum mandatedfor all pregnant employees in Ohio, or whether it will take a different, more business-friendly approach.
Pregnancy discrimination against both state and federal law
There are both federal and state laws in effect that prohibit pregnancy discrimination. The federal (register to read more)(PDA) requires that pregnant employees be treated the same as other similarly situated employees who are temporarily disabled from working. The PDA does not require employers to grant any special privileges to pregnant employees; it requi...