2018 Hospital Systems Industry Webinar: Pregnancy Accommodation & Maternity Leave – Compliance Challenges within Health Systems


Wednesday, May 9

9:00 am PT | 12:00 pm ET

Maternity incidence in the healthcare industry is significantly higher than other industries given the predominately female workforce. While maternity leaves are a common occurrence for Human Resource departments at health systems, are you sure that all the various laws that apply to a pregnant employee are being followed appropriately in your organization? A fully engaged workforce is crucial to delivering high quality care and keeping patients satisfied, thus health systems cannot afford a misstep in this important area.

In this session, we will discuss the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, and how they may or may not apply to a pregnant employee through the pre-natal to post-natal stages of pregnancy and birth. Recent legislative changes and challenges will be also be discussed.

DMEC members receive free registration for webinars. Log in to your DMEC account prior to registering to receive member pricing.


Marcy Ledford, CRC, Workforce Solutions Director, Unum

Marcy Ledford has over 19 years of rehab, case management and return to work experience.  Currently, Marcy is a Director for the Workforce Solutions Group at Unum, where she provides support to Unum’s largest customers through analysis of the impact of lost productivity on their organizations and partners closely with customers to design and implement policies and practices that impact employee health and productivity in an effort to reduce lost time.  She has been with Unum for 14 years, and her prior work experience includes outpatient mental health services, inpatient rehab case management and vocational rehab consultation. Marcy graduated from the University of Tennessee with a B.A. in Psychology as well as an M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling.  She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC).  She is a member of the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC), and American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA).

Ellen McCann, Assistant Vice President & Special Counsel, Unum

Ms. McCann has worked for Unum Group for twenty years. She advises Human Resources on all employment-related legal issues, with particular emphasis on FMLA, ADA, leaves of absence, wage/hour compliance, military leaves, restrictive covenants, and employee relations issues. She also provides daily legal support to Unum’s Leave Management Center, which provides leave administration services to its customers. Presently, Unum’s leave administration product includes administration of over 225 state leave laws in addition to FMLA and covers over 1.6 million lives. She also provides legal support for Unum’s ADA offering. Ms. McCann received her BA from the College of the Holy Cross and her JD from the University of Notre Dame Law School. She is a certified trainer for SHRM and CE credit, and is a frequent national speaker on FMLA and ADA. She worked for a law firm in Boston for seven years prior to joining Unum.


This session qualifies for the following CEUs: 1 CLMS, CPDM, 1 PHR, and 1 SHRM. To qualify for CEU credit:

  • You must attend the full duration of the webinar. Following the webinar and once attendance has been confirmed, you will receive an email with CEU reporting information.
  • You must register for and watch the webinar individually. Group participation does not qualify CEU credit.

CLMS Logo_RGB_PNGExclusively offered by DMEC, the Certified Leave Management Specialist (CLMS) program is the only professional designation of its kind that provides interactive, hands-on training to ensure your programs effectively comply with state and federal leave laws. Learn more about the CLMS program.

 Registration Fees

Registration Fees
DMEC members Free
Nonmembers $29.99

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