The Pregnancy Discrimination Act

I hear stories of discrimination on a daily basis. Its so sad to hear these pregnant women, who NEED the work, articulate how they are being phased out of their jobs, due to their decision to have a family. I got this today in my in-box. Let’s do something about this! ~ Joy Rose
Thirty-four years ago, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act was signed into law. I remember the day vividly because I was one of the bill’s most ardent supporters.

The law made pregnancy discrimination illegal — and it was a groundbreaking victory for women and families. That was 1978.

Unfortunately, in recent years pregnancy discrimination claims have been increasing — and we need your help.

Over the past three decades, too many employers have found ways to flout the Pregnancy Discrimination Act — and expecting mothers are being denied reasonable job accommodations or being forced out of their jobs.

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would help stop that.

I am proud to let you know that I stood with the sponsors when this legislation was introduced just moments ago. I urged Congress to pass it, because it would do a lot to protect workers and families from this shameful discrimination.

Please tell your representative to pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act — because having a baby should not mean having to lose your job.


Judith Lichtman
Senior Advisor

Pregnant workers continue to face discrimination by unscrupulous employers. That’s why we urge you to tell your representative to support the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act


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