All Items: Pregnancy Discrimination

  • PFWA Regulations to Commence Amidst Conflicting Court Rulings

    June 17, 2024

    A final rule implementing the requirements of the PWFA will take effect on June 18, as scheduled, after one federal court dismissed a challenge by several states attorneys general. However, another court exempted two states from certain abortion-related regulations.

  • New Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Regulations Will Take Effect June 18

    April 15, 2024

    The EEOC's final regulations made modest changes from the proposed version issued last summer, adding some examples of possible accommodations and clarifying questions around the law's scope.

  • EEOC Aims to Finalize PWFA Regulations by End of Year

    December 12, 2023

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) expects to issue final regulations implementing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) by the end of 2023, according to the agency's latest regulatory agenda.

  • EEOC Unveils Proposed Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Regulations

    August 7, 2023

    The EEOC has unveiled proposed regulations to implement the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, a landmark federal law expanding employees' rights to obtain reasonable accommodations at work for pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions.

  • Travel Assistance for Out-of-State Abortions Shielded by District Court Ruling

    March 10, 2023

    In a case with potentially significant implicants for employers, a federal district court has ruled that a Texas law criminalizing abortion does not prohibit organizations from helping people seeking abortions to travel out of state to access the procedure.

  • Pregnant Workers, New Mothers On Cusp of Major Victory?

    December 22, 2022

    The Senate voted decisively today in favor of a pair of amendments to the year-end omnibus spending bill that will require covered employers to make reasonable accommodations for employees affected by pregnancy and childbirth.

  • Circle K Settles Pregnancy, Disability Bias Claims for $8 Million

    December 7, 2022

    Convenience store chain Circle K will pay $8 million to resolve allegations that it denied reasonable accommodations to pregnant employees and employees with disabilities as the result of a nationwide settlement with the EEOC.

  • Activision Employees Stage Walkout for LGBTQ, Reproductive Rights Protection

    July 27, 2022

    Possibly foretelling a trend in protected labor protests following the Supreme Court's ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, Activision Blizzard workers walked off the job recently to pressure the game design company to end gender inequity.

  • End of Roe Raises Questions for Employers

    June 27, 2022

    In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which held that the Constitution does not protect a right to abortion, employers face challenges in areas ranging from benefit plans to social media to off-duty conduct policies and more.

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News: HR guidance on how to confront the legal challenges in managing an employee who is pregnant and preventing discrimination based on pregnancy.