The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) of 1978 forbids discrimination based on pregnancy when it comes to any aspect of employment: hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment. The EEOC has enforcement guidance on this issue. This term, the Supreme Court will hear the case of a pregnant UPS worker who was restricted by her doctor from lifting during pregnancy but who was not given another job assignment as an accommodation. A decision could be as late as the end of June 2015.
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