An employer cannot refuse to hire a woman because of her pregnancy related condition as long as she is able to perform the major functions of her job. It is solely up to the employee to decide when she wants to tell her employer and colleagues about her pregnancy. Once you, the employer, has been told of the employees pregnancy, the employee is protected against unfair dismissal, unfair treatment and discrimination on the grounds of pregnancy. Managers and Supervisors must understand that Pregnancy Discrimination is illegal. HR Daily Advisor, Kate McGovern Tornone, cites recent litigation that cost Brown & Brown $100K.
An employer will pay $100,000 to settle allegations that it rescinded a job offer from an applicant after learning she was pregnant, telling her in writing that it nee...Read More