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Pregnancy Discrimination

Many women struggle to have a career and a family simultaneously. Pregnancy discrimination laws are meant to help. Just like race, gender, age, and religion, pregnancy is a protected status in US employment law. Technically, an employer cannot make hiring, firing, or promotion decisions based on whether an employee is pregnant, but since employers have broad discretion in these matters, it can be difficult to prove that an employer's decision was motivated by a particular employee's “familial status.” Proper preparation and education about pregnant employees' rights are essential to creating a welcoming, supportive, and legally compliant workplace for employees with families. Look through the articles in this section for a wealth of useful information.

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