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Which Part of 'Pregnancy Discrimination' Didn't They Understand?

By Katharine Bodde, New York Civil Liberties Union at 10:02pm
It is no secret that women face barriers to equal employment every day all over the world.  In the United States, some of the most blatant and persistent obstacles center around the role of women in reproduction, and our societal and cultural norms regarding childcare.  This is especially true in traditionally male-dominated workforces, such as law enforcement.  The problem is so intractable that in some cases, even when we win, the same problem sprouts up years later in a slightly different form.
Stopping Pregnancy Discrimination Once and For All: New York Leads the Way

Stopping Pregnancy Discrimination Once and For All: New York Leads the Way

By Ariela Migdal, ACLU Women's Rights Project & Katharine Bodde, New York Civil Liberties Union at 12:32pm

Julie Desantis-Mayer had worked as a package driver at UPS for nearly ten years before she and her husband made the decision...

Big Win for Pregnant Workers in New York City

Big Win for Pregnant Workers in New York City

By Katharine Bodde, New York Civil Liberties Union at 4:41pm

How many times do we need to hear about a pregnant woman being pushed on to unpaid leave or fired because her employer won't provide some type of simple accommodation – a stool to sit on, a water bottle on a retail floor, more frequent restroom breaks.…

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