Pregnancy Discrimination Act
The Act covers discrimination "on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions." It only applies to employers with 15 or more employees. Employers are exempt from providing medical coverage for elective abortions - except in the case that the mother's life is threatened - but are required to provide disability and sick leave for women who are recovering from an abortion.
- Text of the Act from the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- Facts About Pregnancy Discrimination from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- Pregnancy Discrimination from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- Congress and the Nation, s.vv. “1798,” “Pregnancy Disability.” Vol. V, 1977-1980, p. 797
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