The Biden Administration has shown support for expanded employee discrimination protections. In Congress, the Equality Act and Pregnant Workers Fairness Act focus on LGBTQ and pregnancy discrimination protections, respectively. As to the pregnancy discrimination legislation, this bill has been introduced on a number of occasions since 2012 but seems to have greater support now than in the past.
Business Takeaway: We will not know the fate of these bills for some time; however, the new administration is making a statement about its priorities with respect to enforcement especially related to LGBTQ issues. If you have questions about employee protections pertaining to pregnancy or LGBTQ discrimination, contact Mark at 414-446-8800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.