MGT655 Unit 3
Before 1964 employers got away of doing what they pleased with employees. Then in 1964 the Civil Rights Act which changed the things employer was given laws on how employees were treated, and employees had rights. Before that in 1920 it was declared women had the same rights as men to be able to work. Yet, the fact of women had not any protection during pregnancy. This gave companies the right to fire the pregnant women because of the time of absences during delivery of the child.
Then, in 1978 the government the Equal Employment Opportunity Act that came from the Civil Rights Act decides that this was a discrimination against women its title VII under the disability Act and helps women to keep their jobs. This act covers discrimination during pregnancy, childbirth, and any medical conditions a woman may occur.
Title VII says that if a woman is pregnant if looking for employment they must be considered for the job. They can not be look over because the condition she is in. If the woman is already working than they can not refuse for her to stay at their job. This also gives women the right to return after a predesignated amount of time. They also must be accommodated like if they can’t due a certain part of the job, they must be given what is needed to complete their job. This means that the health of the woman and child be considered. They cannot be considered for layoffs, training, fringe benefits, fringe. The women have right to have medical leave as if they were disabled. This goes for any company that has 15 or more employees.
In, 1977 I worked at a plant that made air conditioner part the boss ran the place as if he was still in the military. As soon he found out I was pregnant he began to get on me for any little thing. He made me miserable at work. I don’t know how many times I almost quit. He finally fired me after I had my daughter, she had an immune disorder and I could not have in daycare, because she ran a fever all the time. While in daycare caught everything that went around.
If you have this problem during pregnancy you need to go to the HR department. If they or management don’t deal with the problem, you have no chose. If they don’t help get a lawyer most take the case without cost if it going to be a settlement.
This act is under the Disability Act and accommodations must considered. Yet if the woman has not the ability and there are no accommodations. If they cannot give the women a new position, they can fire the employee due to the safety of the
woman and unborn child. Their health and welfare must be considered in this case.