Pregnancy-bias training: Make it idiot-proof.

Position:From the Courts
 
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Some supervisors may be completely clueless about the legal trouble they can cause with one dumb comment to a pregnant employee.

Make sure every manager is trained (and reminded annually) that the only legally safe response is "Congratulations." Firing, demoting or punishing a worker due to pregnancy, birth or related issue is unlawful. When in doubt about a response, managers should ask HR.

Recent case: A waitress in North Dakota was fired soon after telling her boss she was pregnant. To make matters worse, the...

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