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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. This week, New York City Council stood up for women in the workplace and took an important step forward by passing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. This important legislation requires employers make reasonable accommodations in the workplace for employees who become pregnant.
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...

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