Pregnancy Discrimination Claims On The Rise, EEOC Reports

Pregnancy discrimination claims are on the rise, according to new data from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

In public hearing held Feb. 12, the commission reported that “53,865 charges alleging pregnancy discrimination” had been made over the past 10 fiscal years, amounting to “$150.5 million in monetary benefits for charging parties.”

According to the Connecticut Law Tribune, apart from a dip in 2005, pregnancy discrimination claims increased 1 percent every year since 1997, when the EEOC began gathering data on those claims. Discrimination claims come from across industries and at every level of employment.

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