Released this week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions new enforcement guidance on how employers are to accommodate their pregnant workforce is creating mixed emotions from legal experts in the employment space.
The enforcement agency said July 14 that its new rules meld together provisions of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, as it pertains to pregnant workers. The new guidance comes as a question was presented to the U.S. Supreme Court in May, in Peggy Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., asking whether an employer should provide the same work limitations to pregnant workers as those provided to its non-pregnant workforce. The high court is expected to hear the case.
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