400,000 reasons not to have this pregnancy policy in your workplace

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Yesterday, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced (here) that an employer will fork over $400,000, split among 11 women, stemming from a written policy that violates both the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

According to the EEOC’s complaint it filed in federal court in 2021, the employer violated the PDA by maintaining a written policy requiring pregnant employees to disclose their pregnancies (while not requiring other non-pregnant employees to disclose medical conditions).

Plus,  pregnant employees then allegedly had to submit to medical examinations to establish that they could work without restrictions (while not requiring

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