As an eloquent editorial in the Boston Globe states, “It’s high time to end pregnancy discrimination.”
The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act seeks to help fill in gaps in federal economic legislation by allowing pregnant women reasonable, temporary accommodations in the workplace. 41% of the state’s pregnant workers are their family’s primary breadwinners, forcing many women to choose between a healthy pregnancy and economic security.
No pregnant employee should be fired because she needs an extra bathroom break, a bottle of water or a chair to sit on. A minor accommodation can make the difference between safe, healthy working conditions and losing a job-or worse.
Let your legislators know that this important issue matters to you! You can find your legislators’ contact information here.
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