What a debate! I had no idea that I would spend so much time as a parent thinking about, talking about, and considering who should take care of my children while I spent my time working on other people’s legal problems. Of course, why wouldn’t my husband and I spend so much time debating and worrying about the quality of care we would be providing for the most precious people in our lives—our children?
Whether you have had a baby, are thinking about having a baby, or simply work with someone who has had a baby, pregnancy in the workplace can be a hot topic. Just like employees, employers often do not know what they should or can do regarding an employee’s pregnancy.
This year, TYLA addressed these issues in two written guides: Pregnancy and the Workplace: Know Your Rights(for employees) and Pregnancy and the Workplace: Know Your Duties (for employers). Both can be found on TYLA’s Website.
Additionally, TYLA Directors Raymond Baeza, Courtney Barksdale Perez, Baili Rhodes and Shannon White participated in two panel discussions for the 10 Minute Mentor Series. The panel shared their experiences, and discussed applicable employment law.
I encourage each of you to check out this series, and share with your employer clients (and your colleagues).