Pregnancy Discrimination Still Exists in the Workplace

Earlier this month, CEO of AOL Tim Armstrong made headlines when he said the treatment costs of two employees’ distressed babies were the reason behind the company’s 401K contribution cuts. A 2005 case in which a former Armstrong employee alleged that he terminated her due to pregnancy difficulties was dredged up, adding fuel toward the criticism of the CEO. It’s been 35 years since the Pregnancy Discrimination Act was brought into law, but unfortunately, pregnancy is still named as a major factor in workplace discrimination cases.