Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance

New enforcement Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance for the treatment of pregnant employees was issued July 14, 2014, by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the updates are effective immediately.

The guidance outlines several pregnancy-related circumstances that employers should carefully consider when establishing workplace policies, including:

  • The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) prohibits discrimination based not only on an employee’s current pregnancy, but also past and potential future pregnancies.
  • Lactation and breastfeeding are protected pregnancy-related medical conditions, and employers must ensure equal treatment as employees with other similarly limiting medical conditions.
  • Parental leave must be provided to similarly situated men and women on the same terms.

If your business has questions regarding new EEOC Pregnancy guidelines, Superior Benefits has Tampa Health Insurance agents and Orlando Health Insurance agents that could provide you with more detailed information.

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Did You Know?

On July 29, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced that it would issue complaints against McDonald’s USA, LLC, for labor violations committed by the company’s franchises.

The decision is based on a presumption that franchisors and franchisees are joint employers and are jointly liable for NLRA violations. This announcement, along with the NLRB’s pending review of its joint-employer standard in a separate case, could have significant implications for franchisors across the United States.