Pregnancy

  • Legal Rights for Pregnant Workers under Federal Law

    … because of it. Your health care provider might also be asked whether particular accommodations would meet your needs. You can help your health care provider understand the law of reasonable accommodation by bringing a copy of the EEOC publication Helping Patients Deal with Pregnancy-Related Limitations and Restrictions at Work to your appointment. 7. What should I do if I think that my rights have been violated? Contact legal counsel immediately. Tags: ADA, FMLA, Leave, pregnancy …

    Lamberton Law Firm, LLC- 18 readers -
  • Second Circuit clarifies ratios in pregnancy case

    … adversely affected, then it has undoubtedly imposed a significant burden on its pregnant employees – it has burdened the only one it has. Contrary to the defendants’ implication, an employer cannot justify pregnancy discrimination by relying upon the fact that pregnant employees constitute an insignificant part of its workforce.” Legg v. Ulster County Tags: discrimination, pregnancy …

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  • Pregnant Employees: Accommodation, Leave and Doctors’ Notes

    … Lawyer Richard Johnson, Contributor. In our most recent blog post we offered an overview of British Columbia’s human rights regime, and how an employee’s childcare responsibilities fit with that framework. This week, we revisit the topic of an employee’s human rights protections, this time in the context of pregnancy leave. For a refresher…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 32 readers -
  • The Cost of Raising a Child With Cerebral Palsy

    …, occupational therapy, and emotional as well as psychosocial support. All this, however, doesn’t come cheap. Cerebral palsy is estimated by some to cost more than $1.17 million per child when it comes to seeking a lifetime of treatment and rehabilitation. This number was determined by taking the value published by the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly…

    Sadie Horner/ Rasansky Law Firm- 31 readers -
  • What is a hostile work environment?

    … of what could is, and what is not, legally recognized as a hostile work environment. Hostile work environment and harassment A hostile work environment is really just a specific form of harassment. The EEOC defines harassment as: unwelcome conduct that is based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older…

    Mike Ivancie/ Ivancie Law- 46 readers -
  • Supreme Court speaks on Pregnancy Discrimination Act

    … Today the Supreme Court issued a fractured opinion announcing new law on the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. The Act provides that “women affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions shall be treated the same for all employment-related purposes . . . as other persons not so affected but similar in their ability or inability…

    Lamberton Law Firm, LLC- 16 readers -
  • Risperdal Lawsuit Awards 2.5 Million to Autistic Man

    … of prolactin, a hormone known to be involved in normal growth of the breast, both in adolescent girls and during pregnancy. This hormone is not normal in males, but their bodies respond by growing breast tissue nonetheless, including fat deposition and the glands that allow for lactation. The victim in this case grew size 46 DD breasts while…

    Ethan Manning/ www.bluegrassjustice.com- 35 readers -
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