Pregnancy discrimination settlement highlights employees’ rights to accommodation

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    Pregnancy discrimination settlement highlights employees’ rights to accommodation Benefits Pro

    A recent settlement of an EEOC investigation is particularly instructive for employers that maintain light duty policies.

    Recently, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a press release announcing that a charge of discrimination against United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS), alleging failure to accommodate in violation of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), settled for $2.25 million dollars. The settlement highlights the EEOC’s enforcement position that pregnant workers may be entitled to accommodation under the PDA when they are limited by their pregnancy in performing their regular job functions.