NYC Broadens Definition of Discriminatory Practice Against Pregnant Employees
The NYC Commission on Human Rights has broadened its definition of what is considered “discriminatory practice” against pregnant employees in New York City. In its publication “Legal Enforcement Guidance on Discrimination on the Basis of Pregnancy”, the Commission outlines stricter definitions than those in Title VII, which prohibits employers from discriminating against pregnant employees due to purported health concerns or safety. Included in the publication is a discussion of best practices, what constitutes reasonable accommodation, and details on the “cooperative” process.
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