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Protecting the rights of pregnant employees

Starting a family is a joyous time for those in Iowa and elsewhere; however, women could face some troubles because she has decided to have a child or expand her family. One would not think that being pregnant in the work environment would generate much if any changes, but the reality is that adjustment will be required as a women progresses with her pregnancy. However, if an employer fails to make necessary accommodations or fails to provide for family and medical leave, this could present issues regarding FMLA and the disability act.

FMLA violations are common and often devastating for employees

Compared to other industrialized nations, the United States does a poor job of accommodating parental and medical leave and protecting the jobs of workers who must take time off for these reasons. The U.S. has only the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which provides up to 12 weeks per year of unpaid, job-protected leave to qualifying employees who take leave for qualifying reasons.