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2019 Enforcement Guidance with Pregnant Employees and New Parents at Work – Zero Discrimination – Live Webinar
April 3, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT$145
1.5 HRCI Recertification Credits and 1.5 SHRM PDCs
Why Should You Attend?
HRCI and SHRM Approved for 1.5 Re-certification Credits/PDC’s. With pregnancy discrimination complaints quickly becoming one of the fastest-growing types of employment discrimination charges filed with the EEOC, it’s more important than ever to know the ins and outs of the Law. So if you are not sure of the differences between the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), or what benefits apply to new parents, an adopting employee or the difference in coverage between disability leave and maternity leave, this training is for you. Do what’s right for your employees and help your company and yourself in the process.
Federal and state laws governing pregnancy and new parenthood including adoption related employment issues generally fall into two categories. Prohibition against adverse employment actions and rules covering pregnancy-relate leave.
Pregnancy related leave issues are addressed under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) which amended Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to recognize pregnancy discrimination as a form of sex discrimination, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and in limited circumstances, the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). The laws govern how pregnant employees and new parents should be treated when they are unable to work because of their pregnancy. Many states also have laws regarding pregnancy discrimination, pregnancy leave and family and medical leave laws, and a growing number of states require employers to make an effort to provide a room where employees who breastfeed their babies can express milk at work.
Areas Covered in the Session
- “Reasonable Accommodations” for an employee who is pregnant or recently gave birth.
- “Serious Health Conditions” under FMLA, ADA, PDA.
- Specific rights of pregnant employees and common employment practices that could be considered discriminatory.
- Difference between PDA and FMLA.
- When is an employer required to place a pregnant employee on leave?
- Requiring documentation for pregnancy related absences.
- Disciplining a pregnant employee: Tips to stay out of court.
- Learning from recent Pregnancy Discrimination cases.
- Understanding the Rights of Parents in the Workplace.
- Adoption and foster care under Federal Law.
- Working with new parents to assist them on the roller coaster balancing work and family life.
Key Topics to be addressed include
- Can you terminate a pregnant employee without getting sued?
- Navigating the maze of legal requirements: Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
- Strategies to minimize pregnancy bias claims when hiring.
- Best practices to avoid Pregnancy Discrimination claims.
- Dilemma between trying to protect the unborn child versus pregnancy discrimination.
- Special situation when both parents requesting FMLA for birth of child or adoption work for the same company.
- Surrogate Pregnancy and FMLA.
- Break time for nursing mothers.
Who will benefit: / Target audience
- HR Professionals
- Office Managers
- Business Owners
- Compliance Officers
- Managers and Supervisors
- Employee Relations Professionals
Target Companies: (New)
- Private sector
- Public Sector
- Small to medium sized companies