The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has reported yearly increase in pregnancy discrimination cases received since 2006. In 2008, the EEOC received 6,285 cases of pregnancy discrimination cases.andnbsp; Los Angeles pregnancy discrimination attorneys can help women who are victims of this type of discrimination in getting damages and resolving their cases. According to EEOC, of the 6,285 cases, 5,282 of those have already been resolved. The monetary benefits recovered for pregnancy discrimination victims total to about 12.2 million dollars.
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act or PDA protects women from discrimination on the basis of pregnancy and childbirth. This covers all employers with more than 15 employees that include state and local governments.
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act protects women in the following:

- Hiring - A woman cannot be refused employment on the basis of her pregnancy, pregnancy related condition or the prejudices of other employees, clients and customers toward pregnant women.


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