The Catholic University of America

Summary of Federal Laws


Equal Employment Opportunity


Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (amends Title VII)

42 U.S.C. § 2000e(k); 29 C.F.R. Part 1604.10 

Prohibits discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related illness in employment opportunities, health or disability insurance programs, or sick leave plans.






EEOC PDA Overview 

EEOC Enforcement Guidance: Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues: July 14, 2014  (see footnote 39 for discussion religious exemption to providing birth control)


updated 8-24-18