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Management Liability Toolkit
July 26, 2019
Overview of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and Related Requirements
Employee and employer coverage
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) is a federal law that requires covered employers to treat women affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions in the same manner as other applicants or employees who are similar in their ability or inability to work. The PDA covers all aspects of employment, including firing, hiring, promotions, and fringe benefits (such as leave and …
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