Many complicated scenarios can overlap. For numerous pregnant women, juggling their pregnancies and their jobs is often a situation they must contend with. It is common for pregnant women to continue working without issue or with reasonable accommodation, but some employers may see these workers as a burden. As a result, some women could become the victims of pregnancy discrimination.
It was recently reported that two women in New York have filed claims against Walmart for this type of discrimination. The women allege that they were terminated from their positions due to missing work in order to contend with pregnancy-related conditions. In the state, companies need only four workers in order for employers to have an obligation to provide accommodations for pregnant workers.