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Pregnancy Discrimination

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Pregnancy discrimination involves treating a woman (an applicant or an employee) unfavorably because of a pregnancy, childbirth or medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth. Discrimination is most often seen in an employer's perception of the pregnant worker’s inability to work but in some cases, an employer may discriminate against an employee's ability to work (such as refusing to accommodate a request for light-duty work, thus forcing the employee to use leave time).

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Higher Ed HR (HEHR) Perspective

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Some federal regulations in place to protect workers who are pregnant or dealing with a medical condition related to pregnancy apply to students of academic institutions as well. In addition...

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