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Oct. 4, 2022
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New OCR Resource: Discrimination Based on Pregnancy and Related Conditions
The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights today released a resource designed to remind school communities, including students, faculty, families, and educators, that Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects students and employees from discrimination based on pregnancy and related conditions. As the resource explains, the Department’s Title IX regulations prohibit discrimination based on pregnancy and related conditions in institutions that receive Federal funding from the Department, and these protections, which include a prohibition on discrimination based on termination of pregnancy, have been in place since 1975. The regulations make clear that Title IX protects students and employees from discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or recovery therefrom, and the resource discusses issues such as discrimination and exclusion, medical and other benefits and services, leave policies, and more.