For some women, pregnancy is an exciting time, with great anticipation as they await the arrival of their child. They suffer minimal morning sickness, labor proceeds normally and they have a straightforward delivery. For others, it can be anything but simple and straightforward. And then there is work.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is acting swiftly on its promise to crackdown on a specific kind of illegal workplace behavior. A few weeks ago, the agency announced its plans to focus on pregnancy discrimination violations in the workplace. Late last month, the EEOC settled one related complaint and filed an additional four in a single week.