Calif. Pregnancy Rules Spur Workplace Accommodation Fights

Law360, San Diego (September 13, 2013, 10:38 PM EDT) -- The California Fair Employment and Housing Commission’s recent amendments to pregnancy disability leave regulations are beginning to trigger suits accusing employers of not properly accommodating workers with pregnancy- or childbirth-related medical conditions, and attorneys say more litigation over the rules could be on the horizon.

The amendments, which took effect on Dec. 30, are aimed at giving more guidance to California employers with five or more workers on how to respond to leave requests for workers disabled or affected by pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions....
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