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Pregnancy Discrimination Act: Employer guidelines

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The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) amends Title VII to prohibit employers from treating pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions any differently than they treat employees with temporary disabilities. It forbids pregnancy discrimination in hiring, firing, wages, benefits, pay increases, seniority, promotions, demotions, transfers, leaves of absence and other terms of employment.

The PDA does not require employers to treat pregnant employees in any special manner with respect to employment-related matters, to establish any new programs where none currently exists, or to provide pregnancy-related disability leave to any employees.


Employers with at least 15 employees on each working day in each of 20 or more calendar weeks in the current or preceding calendar year are covered by the PDA.  In addition, an employer with a significant number of part-time employees might be covered, even though f...(register to read more)

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