Pregnancy Discrimination

What you need to know.

Pregnancy discrimination in the workplace occurs when an employer discriminates on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth or related conditions. Pregnancy discrimination may include denial of time off or reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees, firing or demoting a pregnant employee, forced time off or restrictions on work, and any other negative employment action taken because of an employee's pregnancy or related medical condition. Pregnancy discrimination is prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and is enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Your union can also file a grievance or intervene on your behalf should you be threatened with early termination of your appointment as a house officer due to your pregnancy.