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Pregnancy and the Workplace: Know Your Rights

Introduction

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Protections are expanding for pregnant and lactating women in the workplace.

Understanding your rights if you are working and become pregnant is essential, not only to peace of mind while you await the birth of your child, but for a sense of security after your child is born. This guide is designed to help you understand your employer’s legal obligations to pregnant employees from the hiring phase to their return to work after childbirth. 

 

Table of Contents

  • Introduction 
    • Page 1
  • What Are My Employer’s Obligations Toward Pregnant Employees? 
    • Page 1
  • The Pregnancy Discrimination Act 
    • Page 1
  • The Americans With Disabilities Act
    • Page 2
  • Does My Employer Have To Provide Maternity Or Paternity Leave?
    • Page 3
  • What Are My Obligations To My Employer If I Want To Take Leave For The Birth Of My Baby? . . . . . . .
    • Page 4
  • What Are My Employer’s Obligations Once I Return From A Pregnancy, Child Birth Or Adoption Related Leave? 
    • Page 5
  • Nursing and Lactating Employees 
    • Page 5
  • What Should I Do If I Think My Employer Is Violating My Rights? 
    • Page 6

Pregnancy in the Workplace - Informative Video

TYLA also produced an informative video of legal experts discussing the protections for pregnant women in the work place.

Click HERE to watch the Video

Link to the FULL Publication

The full publication put together by the Texas Young Lawyers Association is available at the link below.

Click HERE for the FULL Publication