ACLU vote recommendation to House of Representatives on Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R. 2694)
The ACLU sent this letter to members of the House of Representatives, urging them to vote for the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). This legislation requires employers to provide pregnant workers with reasonable and temporary accommodations if doing so would not be an undue hardship on the business. When a pregnant worker is forced to quit, coerced into taking unpaid leave, or fired because her employer refuses to provide a temporary job modification, the economic impact can be severe. At a time when women constitute nearly 60 percent of the workforce and contribute significantly to their families' economic well-being, passage of PWFA is a dire necessity.