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Pregnant Worker in Connecticut Protected From Discrimination by State Law

Pregnant Worker in Connecticut Protected From Discrimination by State Law

By Lining Zhang, ACLU & Ariela Migdal, ACLU Women's Rights Project at 3:25pm
Like many women, police officer Annie Balcastro of Wallingford, CT faced an uncertain future when she had to request a light-duty accommodation during her pregnancy. Many pregnant workers whose jobs entail physical activity are pushed out of the workforce when pregnant, even though their employers have provisions in place for other workers who are temporarily unable to do all aspects of their jobs, such as injured workers. Currently, fewer than ten states require employers to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant employees who want to remain on the job but are unable to perform some aspect of their job during pregnancy.
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