Friday, June 26, 2015

New EEOC Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination

Yesterday, the EEOC issued an updated version of Enforcement Guidance: Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues. Per the press release, it covers:
  • the PDA's application to current, past, and potential pregnancy; 
  • termination or refusal to hire someone because she is pregnant and other prohibited employment actions based on pregnancy; 
  • application of the PDA to lactation and breastfeeding; 
  • prohibition of forced leave policies; 
  • the obligation to treat women and men the same with respect to parental leave policies; and 
  • access to health insurance.
I suspect many readers will be most interested in the section on "equal access to benefits" in the wake of Young v. UPS.

The EEOC has compiled a bunch of other related guidance and other documents here.