[ RadSafe ] Pregnancy Discrimination In The Workplace

Chris Alston achris1999 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 1 08:59:47 CDT 2012


I would say that it would have nil impact.  The radiation regs are
clear on how to treat pregnancy, and it usually is not hard to ensure
that the dose to the foetus/embryo does not exceed the limits.  Also,
most RSO's are familiar with the landmark case in Oklahoma, in the
1980's, wherein the court (federal, I think) found that a pregnant
woman working at a lead plant (battery-recycling?) could not be
reassigned by her employer because of a putative risk to the foetus.
(Other list-goers may remember the ruling more coherently.)


<royherren2005 at yahoo.com>
> Dear Radsafe mailing list members
> Does anyone have an opinions on how the following article, see below, and how
> it's subject matter will affect US female workers who are exposed to ionizing
> radiation?  In my humble opinion I think the safest route may well be for
> employers to provide the worker "reasonable accommodation".  Reasonable
> accommodation doesn't mean automatically reassigning the worker, but rather
> after she has self-identified as wanting to declare her pregnancy to management,
> working with her to provide her with the information that she needs to determine
> what she would like to do, or needs to do for her career and her pregnancy.
> Roy Herren
> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/29/pregnancy-discrimination-eeoc_n_1924603.html

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