Today, employees who are pregnant or new parents have many protections and rights in the workplace.
If a woman is temporarily unable to perform her job due to a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth, the employer must treat her situation in the same way as it treats any other temporarily disabled employee.
Additionally, impairments resulting from pregnancy may even be disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Barring an undue hardship, an employer may have to provide a reasonable accommodation.
It is also unlawful to harass a woman because of pregnancy, childbirth, or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth and harassment for pregnancy related conditions is not always as obvious.
Pregnant employees may also have rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
It is critical that an employer have a full understanding of ALL their obligations towards pregnant employees. Including not retaliating towards employees who seek to avail themselves of their rightfully afforded protections.
Why should you Attend:
It is important to know what obligations an employer may be required to provide pregnant employees. It is also important to know not just what an employer is required to do, but how to treat employees, including how an employer is required to structure and handle situations as they arise.Supervisors are one of the most critical parts of handling pregnant employee's job requirements properly.
Some Supervisors left on their own to interpret obligations, do not administer an employer's accountabilities in the correct manner. Employees are also protected from retaliation when requests, even complaints are made regarding an employer's treatment of a pregnant employee or in regards to an employer not fulfilling their obligations towards an employee correctly.
Areas Covered in the Session:
Who Will Benefit:
- The Pregnancy Discrimination Act - what the PDA requires of employers
- Discrimination and Harassment of pregnant employees
- Pregnancy and the Americans with Disabilities Act - what the ADA requires of employers
- Pregnancy and the FMLA - what the FMLA requires of employers
- FMLA hot spots regarding pregnant woman and new parents
- Who is a parent under FMLA?
- What an employer must do, can do and can't do regarding,
- Light duty
- Alternative assignments
- Disability leave
- Unpaid leave
- Safety issues and pregnant employees
- How to educate and then monitor particularly uncooperative managers
- Retaliation towards pregnant employees - prevention, detection and protection
- Plant Managers and Upper Management
- HR Directors, Managers, Generalists and Associates
- Safety Managers and Associates
- Small Business Owners
- Regulatory Compliance Managers and Associates
Teri Morning, MBA, MS, SHRM-SCP specializes in solving company "people problems."
Teri is the founder and President of Hindsight Human Resources.
Teri also sources HR software solutions for incident tracking, employee relations, safety (Incident Tracker), compensation (Compease) and performance management (Performance Pro).
Twenty+ years human resource and training experience in a variety of fields, including retail, distribution, architectural, engineering, consulting, manufacturing (union), public sector and both profit and non-profit companies.
Teri has enjoyed consulting with employers on their problems and trained managers and employees for over 20 years, meeting and working with employees from all types of businesses.
In addition to a MBA, Teri has a Master's degree in Human Resource Development with a specialization in Conflict Management.
Certified by the State of Indiana in mediation skills, Teri is certified in Project Management and IT Management, qualified as a Myers-Briggs practitioner and holds the SHRM certification of a Senior Certified Professional.