Maternity and Pregnancy
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) protects
the pregnant employee from discriminatory actions that are based on her pregnant
status. It applies to employers with 15 or more employees. In addition, the Family
and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protects the leave rights of pregnant
employees and applies if there are 50 or more employees in the workplace.
Some pregnant employees may be eligible for protection under the Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA). Healthcare insurance and other provisions
apply to the pregnant employee as they do to any other employee with a temporary
disability. Some employers have also begun to extend leave rights to domestic
partners who adopt children.
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