Pregnancy Discrimination - New Guidance from EEOC
Published September 2014
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has recently issued guidance for employers on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues. Along with the guidance, the EEOC has also provided a Question-and-Answer document about the guidance and a Fact Sheet. This is the first update of the EEOC’s guidance on discrimination against pregnant employees since 1983. The guidance highlights requirements that the employer may not discriminate against an employee on the basis of pregnancy, child birth, or related medical conditions. Lactation and the requirement that parental leave be provided to similarly situated men and women on the same terms is also covered in this guidance.