Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, which includes pregnancy, parenting and all related conditions, in education and in programs and activities that receive federal funding.
Title IX specifically prohibits discrimination against a student based on pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or recovery from any of these conditions.
The Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights' pamphlet entitled Supporting the Academic Success of Pregnant and Parenting Students Under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 includes strategies that can be used to address the educational needs of students who become pregnant or have children. Although this pamphlet focuses on secondary schools, the legal principles apply to all recipients of federal financial assistance, including post-secondary institutions.
In addition to Title IX, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) amended Title VII in 1978 and prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions constitutes unlawful sex discrimination under Title VII. Additional information regarding the PDA and Title VII can be accessed here: http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/publications/fs-preg.cfm.
ECU's Notice of Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy related conditions).
Pregnant employees may have additional rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Under FMLA a new parent may be eligible for up to 12 weeks of leave that may be used for care of the child. For more information regarding ECU's leave policies please contact Human Resources Benefits Unit.
Employees may also have the right to express milk in the workplace under a provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
In accordance with federal and state laws, ECU's Lactation Support regulation states that ECU will provide space, privacy, and time for nursing mothers to express breast milk for up to one year after the birth of a child. ECU offers lactation rooms to students and employees at locations across campus. A list of available lactation rooms can be found here: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/ipar/customcf/DL/Space/LactationRooms.pdf and on the ECU Maps site.
Employees may request lactation accommodations by completing the form found here:
http://www.ecu.edu/cs-Admin/HumanResources/LactationAccommodation.cfm and for more information, can review the Lactation Accommodations Info Sheet or contact HR Benefits at 252-328-9847.
Students may contact the Dean of Students Office at 252-328-9297 for assistance with lactation rooms on campus.
The following list of resources and contact information is intended to be a guide to assist students and employees. These are not recommendations for services that you must use. Please use your own judgment to determine if the resources would be appropriate or beneficial to you and your current needs.*Confidential Resource refers to individuals who may not share information without your expressed consent; unless there is imminent danger to yourself, others or as required by law.
Student Health Services(Students)Student Health Center(252) 328-6841Monday-Friday: 8:00am-5:00pmConfidential ResourceStudent Health is a primary health care
facility located on main campus, comprised of dedicated
professionals providing easily accessible and
affordable health care to enrolled students. Our
facility specializes in the overall health and
well-being of each patient in our campus community by offering a comprehensive
list of services.ECU Women's Physicians(Students and Employees)2160 Herbert CourtGreenville, NC 27834(252) 744-3850Confidential ResourceECU Women's
Physicians office provides services for
health care including checkups, pelvic and menstrual disorders, pap exams,
menopause and family planning. Prenatal care services are offered from
conception through delivery, which includes nurse midwifery, fetal diagnosis
and genetic counseling.ECU Physicians Pediatrics(Students and Employees)600 Moye BlvdGreenville, NC 27834(252) 744-2335Confidential ResourceAs a major medical center, ECU Physicians
pediatricians provide all types of children's care. They offer health check-ups
and immunizations, and special care for infections, allergies and injuries.
They also treat sudden illnesses or injury, chronic diseases, infections, developmental conditions, and nutrition and weight.Vidant Medical Center(Students and Employees)2100 Stantonsburg RoadGreenville, NC 27834(252) 847-4100(800) 788-4473 Emergency RoomConfidential Resource