Final chance to protect pregnant workers
As the Boston Globe put it in a July 20 editorial, “providing basic safeguards for pregnant working women should be a given. [S]wiftly pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness bill so women…don’t have to choose between a healthy pregnancy or a job.”
I hope everyone can agree that pregnant employees should not be fired when they need an extra bathroom break, a water bottle to sip or a stool to sit on. A simple accommodation can make a huge difference for women’s health, safety, and economic security.
Please reach out to the conferees and leadership to ensure these important protections for pregnant workers are preserved in the final jobs bill.