[Histonet] re: re: pregnancy

From:Phil McArdle

Hi -

Though I'm no attorney, employment law is pretty clear on this issue: as 
an employer, you must make all employees aware of hazards and make 
recommendations, but you cannot discriminate. For example, an auto-parts 
manufacturer prohibited pregnant workers from working with lead, 
re-assigning them (at same pay, etc.). An employee filed a 
discrimination suit, and won. Bottom line - the employer, in what 
appears to be a good-faith effort to do the responsible thing, was 
penalized. So my take on this issue is, in addition to making employees 
aware of hazards, you can make accommodations at the request of the 
employee, but you cannot force them to change duties without danger of a 

Phil McArdle
Phil McArdle
Microwave Product Manager

Energy Beam Sciences, Inc.
29-B Kripes Rd.
East Granby, CT 06026

Tel:  800.992.9037 x 341
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