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Webinar Alert from Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C. - Pregnancy Accommodation

Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C.

Date
December 5, 2017 - December 5, 2017

Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C., is pleased to announce that Susan G. Fentin, Esq., in conjunction with BLR®, will be presenting

Pregnancy Accommodation: How to Manage Requests for Light Duty, Leave, Transfer, and More

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST


Learn what constitutes pregnancy discrimination, the types of accommodations that may be legally requested, what you can and can't ask of a pregnant employee, and more.

The EEOC just settled a case against a convenience store chain operator with stores in Texas and New Mexico for a whopping $950,000. The EEOC claimed the company had discriminated against pregnant workers by subjecting them to different working conditions - and also told the workers they would not have been hired had the company known about their pregnancies.

Even if you have no intention of discriminating, employee pregnancies can be tricky from a legal standpoint. Pregnancy is a protected condition, but you can't assume that pregnant workers want or need special treatment. Similarly, while pregnancy itself is not considered a disability, it can give rise to legally protected disabilities. Even experienced HR professionals have trouble striking an appropriate balance between sensitivity and legal compliance.

Don't miss our informative webinar on December 5th, when a skilled employment attorney will shed light on how to correctly handle issues concerning pregnant workers so you're on the right side of the law.

You'll learn:

- The federal laws that cover pregnancy discrimination, and how they apply to your organization
- What pregnancy discrimination is - and, importantly, what it isn't - under federal law
- The types of additional state-based protections for pregnant employees you need to watch out for
- What you can and can't say (and do) when a job applicant reveals that she's pregnant
- What you need to know when a pregnant employee is being considered for a promotion
- How and when you may have to accommodate a pregnant employee with physical limitations
- When you can ask for medical certification regarding a pregnancy-related disability
- The best way to avoid pregnancy bias claims against your organization
- What your employees are entitled to when it comes to maternity leave
- And much more!

Register now to learn what constitutes pregnancy discrimination, the types of accommodations that may be legally requested, what you can and can't ask of a pregnant employee, and more!

To register and for more details about this class, please call (800) 274-6774, or visit http://store.hrhero.com/events/audio-conferences-webinars/pregnancy-accommodation-120517.

The standard fee is $249.00, but because of Skoler, Abbott & Presser, P.C.'s affiliation with BLR®, we've made special arrangements for clients of the firm to attend this webinar at a 50% discount from the normal charge. If you are a client of the firm, please email Melissa Theriaque (mtheriaque@skoler-abbott.com) for the discount code.

CREDIT INFORMATION:  
This program has been pre-approved for 1.5 hours of general recertification credit toward PHR and SPHR recertification. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

Business & Legal Resources (BLR) is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the SHRM Certification website at www.shrm.org/certification.

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