Tag Archives: Pregnancy Discrimination Act

Is full-time presence at work an essential function of a job? One federal circuit says No.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that employers reasonably accommodate employees with disabilities, including allowing modified work schedules when appropriate. One federal appellate court has addressed that issue, overlaid with the question of accommodating an employee’s postpartum depression after FMLA leave, and has held that a lower court wrongly concluded that full-time presence was … Continue Reading

Inconsistent reasons for termination allow home care worker’s pregnancy discrimination case to go forward to jury.

The7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently overturned a lower court’s summary judgment in favor of a home care agency, holding that a jury should be allowed to determine whether the agency’s shifting explanations for the firing could, in fact, be a pretext for pregnancy discrimination. Hitchcock v. Angel Corps Inc., 7th Cir., No. 12-3515, … Continue Reading
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