Philadelphia Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyers
The law prohibits discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions in various terms and conditions of employment. Pregnancy discrimination protects pregnant employees from employment discrimination, and is considered to be a form of sex discrimination.
Pregnancy is considered a temporary disability under the law. Employers must give pregnant employees the same treatment and benefits they give to employees with temporary disabilities. This policy should be clearly stated. For example, employers must hold open a job for a pregnancy-related absence the same length of time jobs are held open for employees on sick or disability leave. Severe morning sickness, doctor-ordered bed rest, childbirth, recovery from childbirth, and other related medical conditions all fall under this law.