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Published on May 8, 2012
Rep. Jerry Nadler introduces legislation to protect pregnant workers from discrimination in the workplace. Currently, thousands of pregnant working women across the country are being denied simple adjustments -- permission to use a stool while working a cash register or to carry a bottle of water to stay hydrated or temporary reassignment to lighter duty tasks -- that would keep them working and supporting their families while maintaining healthy pregnancies. Nadler's legislation, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, would close legal loopholes and ensure that pregnant women are treated fairly on the job.
Standing in front of the US Capitol, Rep. Nadler was joined by Reps. Carolyn Maloney (NY), Jackie Speier (CA), and Susan Davis (CA), and by representatives from the National Partnership for Women and Families, the AFL-CIO, the National Women's Law Center, A Better Balance, Legal Momentum, the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, and the American Association of University Women.