Two recent complaints filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission seek to clarify the rights of pregnant women under a 2008 amendment to the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Both complaints were brought by pregnant women who said they were denied reasonable accommodations for pregnancy-related disabilities.
Since 1978, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) has prohibited employers from treating pregnant women differently from similarly situated employees.
In 2008, Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), expanding the...