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Discrimination/Pregnancy Discrimination Act

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Discuss the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and its implications for hiring.

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Regardless of the type of organization in question, the protection of the civil rights of all employees has to be in the forefront of their human resources department. All employees and perspective candidates are protected under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in order to make sure they're not being discriminated against based on gender, race, ethnicity or other characteristic that is unlawful under this act. The purpose of this act is to ensure that all federal identities enforce and fulfil that of the 14th Amendment under the Constitution of the United States. Below we'll discuss the significance of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and whether or not a company can consider pregnancy in its employment decisions.

The foundation of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act can be found under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (2012), discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions constitutes ...

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This solution identifies the significance of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and its implications for employment decisions.

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