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The Pregnancy Discrimination Act at 40: Current Interpretations, Trends & Predictions


Created on March 08, 2018




In 2018, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) turns 40 - and in that time PDA claims have remained among the most common sex discrimination charges filed with the EEOC.

In this course, taught by Gillian Thomas, Senior Attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, and Mariann Meier Wang, Partner at Cuti Hecker Wang LLP, participants will review basic PDA jurisprudence and common fact patterns that give rise to litigation. In particular, the program will cover the very current and still-evolving laws relating to "accommodations" of pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the history of the PDA and its two clauses
  2. Identify and prove disparate treatment under the PDA
  3. Discuss the Supreme Court's decision in Young v. United Parcel Service (2015) and current interpretations
  4. Examine the rights of employees who are nursing
  5. Interplay among the PDA, the ADA, the FMLA, and state/local statutes

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