Expectant employees can bring excitement to the workplace – but also raise a lot of questions in HR. Plus, a recent Supreme Court precedent requiring light-duty accommodations has made the pregnancy analysis even more complex. You MUST consider:
Pregnancies can set into motion a complicated mix of responsibilities and risks for your organization. Recent pregnancy discrimination cases have resulted in high-profile, enormous awards against employers – including a $185 million jury verdict against a company. Every HR professional needs to get up to speed on the latest laws, court rulings and best practices for accommodating expectant and new parents.
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Lara de Leon is a shareholder in the San Antonio, TX, office of Ogletree Deakins, where she represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. Lara defends clients in federal and state employment-related lawsuits and agency claims and regularly counsels employers regarding compliance with federal and state laws. Lara has extensive experience defending employers before the EEOC, U.S. Department of Labor and other federal and state agencies. She is a frequent speaker and writer on employment-law issues for HR and employer groups. Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Lara was in-house employment counsel at a Texas corporation.
Join us for Baby on Board: HR, Pregnancy & Accommodating Moms and you'll discover how to properly handle challenges such as:
Plus, get all your questions answered by an expert in the field, attorney Lara de Leon of top employment law firm Ogletree Deakins.
"Now is a CRITICAL time to avoid mistakes with pregnant employees! The EEOC announced in its new Strategic Enforcement Plan that they're ramping up their focus on pregnancy discrimination. The EEOC recently filed a string of pregnancy discrimination lawsuits against employers … and there's no sign the agency is slowing down."
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