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Pregnancy and Discrimination

What is the significance of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act?

Can a company ever consider pregnancy in its employment decisions?

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As you can see below, the Act provides substantial protections to pregnant women. I want to point out, though, that the Act only covers "employers with 15 or more employees". So, if a company had less than 15 employees, it could, in theory, consider pregnancy in it's decisions, although you will not usually see this occur. This also doesn't address any discrimination that may occur by a hiring manager mentally, but never actually stated or recorded.

"The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission


Facts About Pregnancy Discrimination
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act amended Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions constitutes unlawful sex discrimination under Title VII, which covers employers with 15 or more employees, including state and local governments. Title VII also applies to employment agencies and to labor organizations, as well as to the federal ...

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The solution discusses EEOC protections for pregnant women, and contains a copy of the relevant Acts. This solution is approximately 700 words.