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Understanding the Pregnancy Discrimination Act

The civil rights laws protect you from illegal discrimination, harassment, and retaliation at work.  One of these laws, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (PDA), specifically prohibits discrimination against employees because they are pregnant, intend to become pregnant, or have a pregnancy-related illness or disability. Pregnancy Discrimination is Against the...
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Pregnancy Discrimination Cases on the Rise

The federal government receives about 6,000 complaints of pregnancy discrimination every year.  In addition, a large number of pregnancy discrimination cases are settled by private lawyers before any formal complaints are filed. Some obvious examples of pregnancy discrimination in the workplace are:  A woman is fired shortly after her boss...
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