Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) is an amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 enacted in 1978, requires employers not to discriminate because of pregnancy, childbirth, or medical conditions related to pregnancy and childbirth. The PDA also applies to all females regardless of marital status. Provisions of the PDA are enforced by the EEOC.


Inside Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978