Airline Pilots Highlight Employer Pregnancy Obligations

27 May 2016 Publication
Authors: Carrie Hoffman

Law360

Gardere Partner Carrie B. Hoffman, co-chair of the Firm’s labor and employment practice, authored an article for Law360 regarding a recent sex discrimination accusation against Frontier Airlines for the company’s maternity leave policies.

“These policies are somewhat unique to the airline industry as most jobs do not carry inherent medical restrictions prohibiting the performance of the employee’s day-to-day obligations while pregnant,” said Ms. Hoffman. “…Therefore, employers should evaluate these issues in light of the Young v. UPS holding and consider whether they are providing similar accommodations for other employees and determine whether they can provide accommodations for pregnant employees.

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