Women's Rights In The Workplace: Case Study

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My Ta
Professor Shulga
GOVT 2305
Response #10
In March, 2012 the Supreme Court in Coleman v. Court of Appeals of Maryland issued by a five-to-four decision that impacting seriously on the women’s Rights in the Workplace, more specifically “pregnant workers”. In this case, the five justices stated that workers did not have a right to enfore the self-care provision of the Family and Medical Act (giving workers time off to take care for their own serious health conditions, including pregnancy and childbirth), it meant that the workers could not sue the state employers for money damages. This ruling made pregnant workers and workers with seriuos illnesses facing a lot difficulties. Civil rights are defined as participatory rights, which are citizens’ legal rights to
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In my opinion, discrimination of pregnant workers should be considered a form of gender discrimination, which was made illegal in the workplace with the passage of the Civil Right Act of 1964. The Family Medical Leave act also ensure that America’s working do not have to face serious negative career repercussions due to pregnancy. It will be illegal to refuse to hire someone because she is pregnant or fire someone because she is pregnant. If pregnancy workers are treated worse than other employees who are similarly situated, that should be considered a example to proving pregnancy discrimination. I do think discrimination of pregnant workers a way to punish/target women for simply being women. Women are too often fired from or forced out of jobs when their employers learn that they are pregnant or when they return to work after having a baby. Firing pregnant women or treating them differently than others has been illegal since 1978, when Congress enacted the Pregnancy Discrimination Act but sadly employers still do that. Discrimination of pregnant workers makes women feel
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