WEA Article 9 – Ending Pregnancy Discrimination

From New York Women’s Equality at:  http://nywomensequality.org/10-point-plan/

9. Ending Pregnancy Discrimination (Senate Bill 5880)

• Despite our nation’s civil rights laws, workplace discrimination against pregnant women is on the rise, posing a significant threat to family economic security.
• Pregnant women, especially low-wage women in physically demanding jobs, frequently get pushed out of their jobs or must take unpaid leave when they request a modest, temporary accommodation, like a stool to sit on, more frequent restroom breaks, or temporary relief from heavy lifting.

The Women’s Equality Act would:

Require employers to provide reasonable accommodation to pregnant workers