Avoiding pregnancy discrimination snares in the workplace

Pregnancy discrimination has been in the news quite a bit lately. Recently, Walmart agreed to pay $14 million as part of a settlement in response to accusations that it systematically discriminated against pregnant employees by neglecting to offer light-duty assignments to pregnant women with medical conditions. Further, presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren made headlines after claiming she was fired from her teaching job in the early 1970s because she was pregnant. The developments serve as a reminder of the importance of ensuring your workplace policies comply with federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination against pregnant workers and job applicants.

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