Accommodating Pregnant Workers After Young v. UPS: Navigating New Obligations Absent Clear Court Guidance
Drafting Policies to Avoid Discrimination Claims Under the PDA, ADA and State Laws
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide employment counsel in reviewing and updating clients’ pregnancy accommodation policies and practices in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Young v. UPS. The panel will discuss how to reconcile the Court’s vague new standard with EEOC guidance and differing state laws regulating workplace accommodation of pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, and offer best practices for crafting workplace policies that avoid Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) violations.
- Review of Young v. UPS
- Overview of PDA, ADA, EEOC enforcement guidance
- Review of federal and state laws governing pregnancy accommodation
- Best practices for accommodation policies
- Defenses to discrimination and/or retaliation claims
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What factors might constitute legitimate, nondiscriminatory, nonpretextual reasons for denying an accommodation?
- Under what circumstances must employers accommodate pregnant employees?
- What steps should employers take when engaging in the “interactive process.”
Alexis C. Knapp
Ms. Knapp represents employers in all areas of labor and employment law in state and federal courts and before the... | Read More
Ms. Knapp represents employers in all areas of labor and employment law in state and federal courts and before the EEOC. She is board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). Ms. Knapp handles litigation against both private and governmental plaintiffs and has specific experience with matters arising under Title VII, the ADA and the FMLA. She counsels clients on such matters as complex leave and accommodation, compliance and discrimination, harassment and retaliation issues.Close
Christina A. Stoneburner
Ms. Stoneburner counsels clients on complying with applicable federal and state employment and labor laws and... | Read More
Ms. Stoneburner counsels clients on complying with applicable federal and state employment and labor laws and developing strategies to avoid liability. In addition to the preventative counseling and training she provides, Ms. Stoneburner represents employers throughout the U.S. in cases alleging violations of the FMLA, sexual harassment and discrimination. She also has experience litigating matters involving restrictive covenants and is a frequent author and lecturer on employment law topics.Close
Philip R. Voluck
Managing Partner - Pennsylvania Office
Kaufman Dolowich Voluck
Mr. Voluck has 33 years of experience practicing employment law with a particular emphasis on handling claims of... | Read More
Mr. Voluck has 33 years of experience practicing employment law with a particular emphasis on handling claims of employment discrimination, retaliation and wrongful discharge. His practice includes representing clients before many federal and state courts and most federal and state agencies, including the EEOC and the U.S. Department of Labor. He advises clients on many day-to-day workplace issues such as employee discipline and discharge and how to prevent claims from arising. Mr. Voluck is a frequent speaker on employment law issues.Close