Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Getting Pregnant Can Cost You Your Job! Support the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act!

All too often pregnant women are given an impossible choice - endanger your pregnancy or lose your job. That's because when some pregnant workers ask for adjustments in their job duties so they can continue safely working - like avoiding heavy lifting or staying off ladders - their bosses deny their requests, even when the adjustments were offered to other workers.

As a result, some women who want and need to continue working throughout their pregnancies have been fired, forced to quit, or forced onto unpaid leave.

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act is a commonsense bill that requires employers to make the same types of accommodations for pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions that they already make for disabilities.

Please contact your Members of Congress today and ask them to co-sponsor the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.

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