Laws accomodating pregnancy in the workplace
Now, it is important to remember that allegations in an EEOC lawsuit are, of course, not necessarily true—and the fact that the case settled, likewise, does not mean the EEOC’s allegations are the truth.
Nevertheless, this case provides the useful instruction that employers generally cannot terminate pregnant employees or refuse to hire pregnant applicants, even if the job involves exposure to hazards that are particularly dangerous with respect to pregnancy.
The job required the employee to use certain chemicals to repair furniture.
The same day the employee disclosed her pregnancy, RTG management allegedly met with her and confirmed that she was pregnant.
Your employer will give you some notices about the FMLA and forms to complete.
Title VII prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex; the PDA makes clear that this prohibition includes pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions.
If you know that you will need FMLA leave (for example, because you are pregnant and know you will want to take leave after the birth of your child), you must give your employer notice at least 30 days in advance.