Workplace Pregnancy-Related Accommodations: Navigating Evolving Federal, New State and Local Laws
Structuring Policies Consistent with PDA, ADAAA, FMLA and State Obligations, Avoiding Liability and Retaliation Claims, Crafting Strategic Defense Techniques
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide guidance to employment counsel on best practices to avoid pregnancy discrimination claims for failure to provide accommodations and for retaliation within a convoluted legal framework. Specifically, the panel will review employment policy structure and defense techniques.
- Legal framework
- Federal statutes (PDA, FMLA and ADAAA)
- State statutes
- Local ordinances
- Accommodation requirements
- Defense theories
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What are the various legal bases for pregnancy accommodation requests?
- What are the best practices in creating policies that are consistent and effective amongst varying legal requirements?
- What types of accommodations must employers provide to pregnant employees?
- What processes must be in place to avoid claims of retaliation?
- If a claim is brought against an employer, what are the defense theories and techniques?
Barbara A. Gross
Ms. Gross has more than 15 years of litigation and counseling experience that encompasses all employment and labor... | Read More
Ms. Gross has more than 15 years of litigation and counseling experience that encompasses all employment and labor related matters under federal, state and local employment laws. She represents employers in all aspects of employment law litigation in federal and state courts, before administrative agencies, as well as in arbitrations and mediationsClose
Thomas Benjamin (Ben) Huggett
Mr. Huggett focuses his practice exclusively on representing management in all aspects of labor and employment law.... | Read More
Mr. Huggett focuses his practice exclusively on representing management in all aspects of labor and employment law. He regularly appears in state and federal courts and administrative proceedings before the OSHRC, the EEOC, state and local fair employment practice agencies, the DOL’s Wage and DOL Administrative Law Judges.Close
Krista Stevenson Johnson
Ms. Johnson advises and represents management clients in employment and labor litigation, focusing on employment... | Read More
Ms. Johnson advises and represents management clients in employment and labor litigation, focusing on employment class actions and harassment and wrongful termination lawsuits. In addition, she uses her extensive knowledge of and experience in employment and labor laws to provide practical and effective advice to management regarding employment law compliance, wage and hour laws, and workplace investigations.Close