Safeguard Pregnant Workers!

Despite the 1978 Pregnancy Discrimination Act making it illegal to discriminate on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, too many pregnant workers are fired, forced to quit, or take unpaid leave, simply for requesting a reasonable accommodation so they can keep working. The bipartisan Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (HR 1065/S 1486) would help end this form of discrimination by requiring employers to provide reasonable accommodations for a limitation arising out of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions unless doing so would pose an undue hardship on the employer. Last Congress, the House passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act with overwhelming bipartisan support (329-73).