The U.S. House of Representatives will soon vote on an important measure to protect pregnant workers from discrimination. This is a major opportunity to advance family-friendly workplace policy, and we need to make sure all North Carolina members of U.S. Congress know we are counting on them to vote YES on the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act when it comes to the floor for a vote.
Discrimination is the last thing you should have to worry about when you’re pregnant, but even in 2021 pregnant workers are still being denied reasonable, medically necessary accommodations at work (like extra water breaks or being able to sit down) because of loopholes in the 36-year-old Pregnancy Discrimination Act.
The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would make it crystal clear: employers must provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant workers who need them.
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