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EEOC to hold hearing on pregnancy, caregiver discrimination


WASHINGTON—The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is holding a hearing Feb. 15 on pregnancy discrimination and caregiver issues, the agency said Wednesday.

The EEOC said in its announcement that it will examine recent trends in discrimination against pregnant workers and workers with caregiving responsibilities, “examining these two forms of discrimination as a continuum.”

In 2007 guidance, the EEOC explained the circumstances under which discrimination against workers with caregiving responsibilities could constitute discrimination. It followed up in 2009 with suggested best practices for workers with caregiving responsibilities.

The hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. at agency headquarters, 131 M St., N.E., Washington.