Pregnancy Discrimnation Act

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Week 1

Lizette Martinez

Kaplan University

HR420: Employment law

Sarah Scott

November 12, 2012


The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) involves treating a woman an applicant or employee unfavorably because of pregnancy, childbirth, or medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth. In 1978 congress amended title VII of the civil rights act of 1964 to enact the pregnancy discrimination based on pregnancy when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, such as leave health insurance, and any other term or condition of employment. Pregnant woman are entitled to take disability leave or leave without pay just as an employer who is not pregnant; it is also illegal to harass or discriminate towards a pregnant woman. Pregnant employees may also have additional rights under the family and medical leave act (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission).

What happened in the case? Provide a summary of what were the organization’s actions that were not in compliance with an employment law.

In this case a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit at a giant Arkansas took place. Wal-Mart had rejected a pregnant applicant. Wal-Mart refused to rehire Jamey Stern because she was pregnant. Jamey Stern was told by the assistant manager to come back after she had given birth. The business had violated Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964 by discriminating towards an employer because she was pregnant. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity commission had to settle this illegal employment law.

What was the law that was not followed? Provide a brief description of the law.

The law that was not follow was the pregnancy discrimination act amended Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964 to include pregnancy as an illegal ground for discrimination. The Pregnancy Discrimination law is for pregnant women who are neglected any type of employment and if she is discriminated...