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Elizabeth Johnston- Pregnancy and the Workplace

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Show Topic:

While most employers are aware that pregnant employees are entitled to some form of protection under the law, do you and your HR team have a full understanding of the statutes and regulations that provide protections to expectant parents—as well as their rights after a child is born?


There are a multitude of both state and federal laws that come into effect once an individual learns that they are expecting a child, each with individualized obligations for the employer, including the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act that takes effect on June 27.


On this episode of HR Power Hour, join host Tawny Alvarez as she talks to Verrill attorney Elizabeth Johnston about an employer’s legal obligations as it relates to pregnancy in the workplace—from the FMLA to the recently enacted Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.

About The Guest:

A regular contributor to Verrill’s Taking Care of HR Business blog, Liz handles a variety of employment matters including working with businesses of all sizes to ensure that their policies are in compliance with the latest legal updates and are working effectively for the organization in practice.


Liz also advocates for clients facing claims before state and federal courts, the Maine Human Rights Commission, and the Maine Workers’ Compensation Board.