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What to Expect When You Are Expecting: Protections for Pregnant Workers
Wednesday 06/20/2018 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Add to calendar
1.25 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: HR Expertise, Consultation, Critical Evaluation | Intended Audience: Midlevel
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You will learn about the latest developments, court rulings, and best practices for accommodating pregnant workers. 

Recent pregnancy discrimination cases have resulted in high-profile publicity and enormous awards against employers. A recent Supreme Court decision requiring light-duty accommodations has made the pregnancy analysis even more complex. This session will address this fast-developing area of the law and will provide lessons that can be applied to your workplace right away. This session will help you:

  • Navigate the array of laws and legal guidance, from the Pregnancy Discrimination Act to the Americans with Disabilities Act, and from the Family and Medical Leave Act to the EEOC's Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues. 
  • Identify the types of pregnancy-related ailments that are considered “serious health conditions” under the FMLA and “disabilities” under the ADA. 
  • Learn from with real-world scenarios on sick leave, light-duty assignments, and lactating employees.
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Lara de Leon, Shareholder,
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.