FMLA, etc. Addendum

The US District Court for the Southern District of New York recently ruled that an alleged wrong done to an employee after she had given birth was grounds to sue under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). The case involved circumstances that convinced the court were sufficient to support a claim under the Act.
For more on the case click here. For a quick summary of guidelines on the PDA, click here. Finally for the EEOC’s frequently asked questions about the Act and their implementation, click here.
The take home lesson for employers: don’t assume the protections extended by the law evaporate at the birth of an employee’s child.


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