Pregnancy Discrimination: Top Employment Actions That Could Land You In Legal Hot Water and How To Avoid Them

Webinar: ID# 1023922
Recorded On-Demand
About This Course:
Pregnancy discrimination can be subtle, even unintentional. Or it can be blatant, as in the case of a Chipotle employee in Washington, D.C., who claimed that her employer restricted her water and bathroom breaks and terminated her due to her pregnancy. (A jury agreed and awarded her $550,000 in compensatory and punitive damages in 2016.)

Regardless of your motives, or lack of them, your organization can be held liable for costly (and embarrassing) damages if there’s evidence of discrimination against one or more pregnant employees.

Join us for a webinar on the ins and outs of pregnancy discrimination, including which federal laws guard against it, what you can and can’t do when an employee reveals her pregnancy, your obligations to accommodate pregnant employees, and how to avoid subtle forms of discrimination that could spark legal trouble.

You’ll learn:
  • The federal laws that cover pregnancy discrimination, and how they apply to you
  • What pregnancy discrimination is—and isn’t—under federal law
  • What you can and can’t say when a job applicant reveals she is 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
  • The best way to avoid pregnancy discrimination-related claims against your organization
  • What your employees are entitled to when it comes to maternity leave
  • And much more!
About Your Presenter:

Andria Ryan, Esq.,
Fisher Phillips LLP

Andria Ryan is a partner in the Atlanta office and she serves as the chair of the firm's Hospitality Industry Practice Group. She represents employers in virtually every area of employment and labor law. She spends much of her time counseling employers in day to day employment and labor decisions and educating employers about prevention and practical solutions to workplace problems. She is a frequent speaker to industry groups and human resources professionals on such topics as avoiding harassment in the workplace, maintaining a union free workplace, avoiding discrimination claims, proper interviewing, and effective discipline and discharge techniques.

In 2007, Ms. Ryan received the Chairman's Award from the Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association for her development of the Employment Compliance Guide for Colorado Hospitality Employers. She has also been honored by the South Carolina Hospitality Association and the Washington Lodging Association for valuable contributions by an Allied member. Andria is "AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Pregnancy Discrimination: Top Employment Actions That Could Land You In Legal Hot Water and How To Avoid Them
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