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Pregnant workers are forced out of their jobs and denied reasonable accommodations that would enable them to continue working and supporting their families. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would help end this discrimination and promote healthy pregnancies and protect the economic security of pregnant women and their families.
By passing the PWFA, Congress can help ensure that all pregnant workers can maintain their incomes and have a safe and healthy pregnancy.
The current law does not always guarantee pregnant workers a right to reasonable, temporary accommodations they may need to protect their health.
Accounts of pregnant workers who were denied minor adjustments to their job duties that they needed to continue safely working throughout pregnancy.
How policy can expand mothers' opportunities and reduce inequity.
Several states and localities have passed laws that require reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers.
Leading businesses support pregnant workers.
The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would promote women's health and economic security by ensuring that workers with limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions are not forced out of their jobs or denied reasonable workplace accommodations.