Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

By Katherine Mendez

Hot off the heels of the Supreme Court’s decision in Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., recently, a bipartisan group of lawmakers declared their intent to reintroduce the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.

You may recall that on March 25, 2015, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Young v. United

By Lily M. Strumwasser

Thirty-five years ago, Congress passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”), which outlawed discrimination against pregnant workers. Since then, legislators and employers have taken steps to make the workplace more accessible for pregnant women. Several state and local legislatures have enacted laws requiring employers to provide workplace accommodations to pregnant employees. Most recently, New York City and Philadelphia enacted laws requiring employers to provide a reasonable accommodation to pregnant women and those who suffer conditions related to pregnancy and childbirth. 
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