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AB 1825 Sex Harassment Trainer

A free resource for California employers about the sexual harassment training law (AB 1825).

Pregnancy discrimination swells

One type of sex bias that's seen a steady rise — and no sign of let up — is discrimination based on pregnancy. Since only women become pregnant, treating workers differently simply because they're pregnant leads to liability for sex discrimination.

It's a popular type of discrimination; employers worry about liability (to the woman, others, and the baby); some managers think pregnant women should rest/stay home/feather a nest/whatever rather than work. Still, it's illegal.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regularly reports on it's pregnancy bias cases. Here are some from 2009:
And here's a case brought by the Department of Justice (it handles bias complaints involving schools):
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