Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Discrimination against pregnant workers has been rising, report says

The Washington Post
By , Published: June 17
Thirty-five years after Congress passed a federal law to protect pregnant women from discrimination on the job, these workers are instead denied reasonable accommodations that other workers receive and often wind up losing income, benefits or their jobs or suffering pregnancy complications, according to a report released Tuesday.The report, “It Shouldn’t Be a Heavy Lift: Fair Treatment for Pregnant Workers,” by the National Women’s Law Center and A Better Balance, finds that while workers with back trouble or other ailments often receive accommodations on the job, pregnant workers are routinely denied bathroom breaks and requests to avoid heavy lifting or to sit down for a while on long shifts.

Full Story: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/discrimination-against-pregnant-workers-has-been-rising-report-says/2013/06/17/118937f8-d79c-11e2-a9f2-42ee3912ae0e_story.html

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