Pregnancy Accommodation: How To Manage Requests For Light Duty, Leave, Transfer, And More

Webinar: ID# 1026451
Recorded On-Demand
About This Course:
The EEOC just settled a case against a convenience store chain operator with stores in Texas and New Mexico for a whopping $950,000. The EEOC claimed the company had discriminated against pregnant workers by subjecting them to different working conditions, and also told the workers they would not have been hired had the company known about their pregnancies.

Even if you have no intention of discriminating, employee pregnancies can be tricky from a legal standpoint. Pregnancy is a protected condition, but you can’t assume that pregnant workers want or need special treatment. Similarly, while pregnancy itself is not considered a disability, it can give rise to legally protected disabilities. Even experienced HR professionals have trouble striking an appropriate balance between sensitivity and legal compliance.

Don’t miss our informative webinar when a skilled employment attorney will shed light on how to correctly handle issues concerning pregnant workers so you’re on the right side of the law.

You’ll learn:
  • The federal laws that cover pregnancy discrimination, and how they apply to your organization
  • What pregnancy discrimination is—and, importantly, what it isn’t—under federal law
  • The types of additional state-based protections for pregnant employees you need to watch out for
  • What you can and can’t say (and do) when a job applicant reveals that she’s pregnant
  • What you need to know when a pregnant employee is being considered for a promotion
  • How and when you may have to accommodate a pregnant employee with physical limitations
  • When you can ask for medical certification regarding a pregnancy-related disability
  • The best way to avoid pregnancy bias claims against your organization
  • What your employees are entitled to when it comes to maternity leave
Register now to learn what constitutes pregnancy discrimination, the types of accommodations that may be legally requested, what you can and can’t ask of a pregnant employee, and more!

About Your Presenter:

Susan Fentin, Esq.
Of Counsel
Skoler, Abbott, & Presser, P.C.

Susan Fentin joined Skoler, Abbott, & Presser in 1999 after practicing for several years with the Labor and Employment department of a large Hartford, Connecticut law firm. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Fentin had a long career in advertising and marketing. As a former business owner herself, she has unique insight into the employment problems faced by business owners. Ms. Fentin has been recognized as a Super Lawyer since 2008, and since 2010, she has been named one of the top labor and employment attorneys in Massachusetts by the prestigious Chambers and Partners rating organization. In 2015, she was honored as one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Massachusetts.
Pregnancy Accommodation: How To Manage Requests For Light Duty, Leave, Transfer, And More
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