I Work for a Small Company. Am I Still Protected Under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act?

Apr 17, 2017
By Peter Friedmann
Pregnancy discrimination lawyer

Your company must be very small to qualify for a total exemption from the major provisions of the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). The law applies to all employers that have the equivalent of 15 full-time employees on payroll. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, “all employers” includes private companies, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, employment agencies, and labor unions. The PDA offers important employment protections to women who become pregnant and give birth. It can also be applied on...

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