Category: Pregnancy Discrimination

Timing Isn’t Everything in a Pregnancy Discrimination Claim

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently joined the Second, Sixth, and Tenth Circuits in holding that where an employer shows that it had legitimate non-discriminatory reasons for firing a pregnant employee (e.g., non-performance), a mere fact that the employee was fired shortly after…

Break Time for Nursing Mothers at Work – A Right or a Privilege?

Many businesses routinely face the question of what to do when a nursing employee asks that she be allowed to take a break to express milk at work and that she be allowed to do so in a private space? Does an employer have…

A Major Victory for Pregnant Working Women in the US Supreme Court – Young v. UPS

This week, the United States Supreme Court issued a long-awaited ruling in Young v. UPS addressing how employers should treat pregnant employees under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act prohibits discrimination based on pregnancy and states that employers must treat pregnant women at work the same…

Firing a Mother for Breast Feeding is, Indeed, Sexual Discrimination

Seems like a no-brainer, right? Well, a Texas District Court judge did not think so, so the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals had to step in and set him straight in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Houston Funding II, Ltd.  Back in February 2012, a…