Is pregnancy covered by the ADA?


A person must have a disability to be protected by the ADA. Pregnancy isn’t in and of itself considered a disability.  If a woman has a pregnancy related medical condition such as preeclampsia (pregnancy-induced high blood pressure) or gestational diabetes, she would be covered under the ADA as a person with a disability.  Other laws that may apply include Title VII, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and state laws.

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