Pregnant And Want A Workplace Accommodation? Forget It: ‘It’s Not Prison. You Can Quit!’
Pregnancy discrimination in the workplace is the subject of my new article in Above The Law.
“One way of understanding the [Pregnancy Discrimination Act] PDA is to look to the Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”) — there are many similarities and intersections between the two statutes, from the intent and purpose to the accommodation requirements. As I noted here before:
“The ADA was indeed passed to prohibit employment discrimination against people with disabilities – to address the stereotypes, assumptions, myths and fears which prevented those with medical impairments or disabilities from becoming employed.”
Unfortunately, some employers don’t understand this – especially with pregnant employees – and let their fears and myths govern.