ERIC Number: ED174130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 and Its Impact on Educational Institutions.
Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC. Project on the Status and Education of Women.
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978--which amends Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964--and its impact on educational institutions are discussed. The Act prohibits discrimination against women employees because of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. It covers hiring, promotion, firing, and seniority rights as well as fringe benefits such as sick leave and health insurance. A summary of requirements for institutional compliance with the act includes a discussion of the basic requirements of the Act and its effective date; insurance benefits; abortion coverage; pregnancy leave; impact on students, spouses, and dependents; and how the Act will be enforced. A copy of the Act is appended. (SF)
Descriptors: Abortions, Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Court Doctrine, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Practices, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Equal Protection, Federal Legislation, Females, Feminism, Insurance, Job Layoff, Leaves of Absence, Legislation, Personnel Policy, Pregnancy, Promotion (Occupational), Seniority, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Supreme Court Litigation
Project on the Status and Education of Women, Association of American Colleges, 1818 R Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 (single copies free)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC. Project on the Status and Education of Women.
Identifiers: Pregnancy Discrimination Act 1978