Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978: Cases & Concept


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What law did the Pregnancy Discrimination Act amend?

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1. The PDA was enacted by Congress to legislatively reverse which court decision?

2. Who enforces the PDA?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combination will help determine what you know about the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) of 1978, including information on its history and enforcement.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • The law that the PDA amended
  • Enforcement of the PDA
  • What is not allowed under the PDA
  • General Electric Company v. Gilbert

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the PDA
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about its impact on employment practices
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and interpret information regarding the PDA's impact on equality for women

Additional Learning

To understand more about the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, study the lesson titled Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978: Cases & Concepts. This lesson addresses the following objectives:

  • Summarizes the purpose of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act
  • Explains who enforces the PDA
  • Covers the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. v. EEOC case
  • Explores the workplace activities that the PDA covers