The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been with us for about a year. There are three vaccines available, but we…
Under federal law (if you work for an employer with at least 15 employees), you are covered by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Civil Rights Act, which protects you from discrimination based on your sex, which all of course pregnancy-related issues are inseparable from your gender and who you are as a woman.
During COVID pandemic, you’re entitled to what’s known as an interactive process, a discussion about your needs to be able to continue working while pregnant and remaining safe and keeping your unborn baby safe.
Pregnant women are at greater risk of developing a severe respiratory infection when they contract a respiratory-based virus. So what are the reasonable accommodations you are entitled to in the workplace?
Employers may require employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine before permitting the employee to return to the workplace.
Pregnant employees face a unique set of pregnancy-related stressors as they anticipate giving birth. Many pregnant women understandably experience anxiety regarding job security. Despite federal, state and local governments passing laws that protect pregnant employees, we still have a long way to go before pregnant employees feel entirely safe and empowered in the workplace.
If you are pregnant and suffering severe anxiety right now about giving birth during this coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis, your employer must take that into account and be flexible with you due to your current pregnancy-based limitations.
Your pregnancy-related severe anxiety regarding giving birth in a hospital during this escalating and unprecedented American coronavirus pandemic is covered by the law.
Workers in New York are protected under existing and new federal laws, as well as state laws. In addition to…
If you’re pregnant and work in NY–the epicenter of the outbreak–and you’re still required to report to the workplace, either…