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How to Effectively Represent Working Women in Pregnancy Discrimination Claims

1h 2m

Created on March 03, 2020




Pregnancy discrimination in the American workplace is a perennial problem, as the US remains the only industrialized nation without mandatory paid maternity leave, and with a patchwork of evolving and conflicting federal, state and local laws that are confusing for employers and employees alike. 

As the vast majority of women who experience pregnancy-based discriminatory treatment will never see the inside of a courtroom, this program will provide attorneys with a guide to the step-by-step process to successfully represent women who are facing hostility or discrimination at work due their gestational status and/or their related medical condition, before she is fired or quits. The program is taught by veteran women's rights attorney Jack Tuckner and Deborah O'Rell, a client advocate who helps attorneys coach their clients through emotionally draining work of preparing a discrimination case.  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the trends and interplay between the various federal, state, and local statutes covering sex, pregnancy and disability discrimination
  2. Empower and represent a client who is still employed and suffering hostility or disparate treatment due to her pregnancy
  3. Prosecute a pregnancy discrimination case in federal or state court when your pre- or postpartum client has been terminated 

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