The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (PDA) prevents employers from discriminating on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.
Pregnant employees are considered temporarily disabled and are covered by the same protection as other temporarily disabled employees. This may require that employers provide reasonable accommodations such as light duty, leave, and modified or alternative assignments for their pregnant employees. The PDA applies to employers with 15 or more employees.
The North Carolina Equal Employment Practices Act (NCEEPA) also prohibits discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions. This law is enforced by the North Carolina Human Relations Commission in the Civil Rights Division of the Office of Administrative Hearings.
As with any other dispute, there is a strict deadline to file a claim. Call us today if you have experienced this type of discrimination at work. We can help.
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