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How are Pregnancy Stereotypes at Work Affecting Women’s Health?

Pregnancy Stereotypes Women's Health

Women account for about half of the nation’s workforce. The vast majority of working women also will become pregnant and give birth at least once while employed. That means a lot of pregnant working women are dealing with workplace pregnancy stereotypes. When workplace stereotypes become pregnancy discrimination, an experienced employment lawyer can help to hold […]

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Tech Company Under Investigation for Pregnancy Discrimination

Google has once again made headlines for allegedly questionable behavior on the part of managers toward employees. One of the latest accusations against the technology giant involves discrimination against a female worker who became pregnant. If the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) supports the accuser’s filings against Google, she may choose to pursue a […]

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Two Family Leave Laws Enacted for Expectant Parents

 

Two new family leave laws enacted for expectant parents will expedite the process for receiving temporary disability and family leave benefits. On Monday, the laws took effect that will ease the process for applying for and receiving benefits through the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development for mothers who are expecting or home […]

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Women at Scientific Institution Face Gender Discrimination

 

Salk Institute is considered a haven for scientific research and is known for employing scientific legends. However, recent lawsuits indicate that Salk Institute is guilty of gender discrimination. A female biochemist worked at Salk Institute for over 30 years. However, after her contract with the institute expired, she was forced to shut down her experiments. […]

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Nursing Home Fires Pregnant Aide

 

A South Jersey woman is accusing a nursing home for terminating her after her second day of work when she informed her employer that she was pregnant. The woman filed a complaint with the New Jersey Division of Civil Rights (NJDCR) after her manager said she was a liability due to her pregnancy and sent […]

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What are the Eligibility Requirements for NJFLA?

 

There is little doubt that juggling work and family responsibilities can be difficult. There may be times when you need to take time off from work for family and medical reasons, such as caring for a sick family member or newborn. The federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was created to help employees balance work […]

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New Jersey to Expand Paid Family Leave Program

 

The state of New Jersey created a bill to expand the paid family leave program. Bill A-3975 would increase the amount of time workers could take off from six to 12 weeks of leave. Companies who employ 30 employees or more would have to provide the program to their workers. The percentage of weekly benefits […]

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Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace – Infographic

While pregnancy is generally a time of joy, many women continue to face discrimination and unfair treatment in the workplace due to their pregnancy. In fact, in 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) received more than 3,500 pregnancy discrimination complaints. Between October 2010 and September 2015, approximately 31,000 charges of pregnancy discrimination were filed […]

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Workplace Pregnancy Protection Laws

 

Pregnancy can bring major life changes, but one of them should never be discrimination in the workplace. Women who become pregnant have various employment protections, yet, forms of pregnancy discrimination still occur in work settings across the United States. Discrimination based on pregnancy is covered under various employment laws, including the federal Civil Rights Act […]

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Maternal Walls in the #MeToo Movement

 

Women have historically been underrepresented in senior management and executive-level positions. They typically earn less than men and are also regularly faced with sexual harassment and pregnancy discrimination. Sexual harassment against women has recently been in the spotlight due to the #MeToo Movement. The maternal wall metaphor, the idea that a woman will eventually become […]

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