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Can You Require a Pregnant Employee To Take Leave?


Yesterday, we covered several aspects of pregnancy discrimination as laid out in recent guidance issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Today, more about pregnancy—plus a newly updated tool to help you with your California employee handbook.

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EEOC’s Extensive Q&A Clarifies Obligations to Pregnant Employees

Pregnancy discrimination is often motivated by concern (pregnant women don’t need to be stressed) or chauvinism (pregnant women should take leave). Regardless of the motivation, these attitudes are discriminatory. And the plot thickens if a disability or FMLA/CFRA leave is involved.

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Free Report Friday–Win the Online Recruiting War


Online recruiting has exploded and, for many employers, become the primary means of soliciting candidates and resumes/applications.

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Inconsistent Discipline + Termination = Near-Certain Lawsuit

It’s important to remember that discipline must be applied consistently among all employees. For example, if employee A and employee B, similarly situated, engage in similar misconduct, both employees should receive the same type of discipline. Ignore this rule at your peril.

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Use an Employee Termination Checklist to Avoid Legal Trouble

Using an employee termination checklist can reduce the risk of overlooking information that could lead to discrimination claims or unlawful termination claims in the future. Before making a final decision, first consider three issues, says attorney Marc Jacuzzi of Simpson, Garrity, Innes & Jacuzzi, PC, in South San Francisco.

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