EEOC ISSUES UPDATED ENFORCEMENT GUIDANCE ON PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION AND RELATED ADA ISSUES
This is the first comprehensive update of the Commission’s guidance on the subject of discrimination against pregnant workers since the 1983 publication of a Compliance Manual chapter on the subject. This guidance supersedes that document and incorporates significant developments in the law during the past 30 years.
In addition to addressing the requirements of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), the guidance discusses the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as amended in 2008, to individuals who have pregnancy-related disabilities. The guidance explains how the ADA’s definition of “disability” might apply to workers with impairments related to pregnancy.