Support the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Thu, 2014-01-23 14:59

True or False?

In 2014, getting pregnant can still cost you your job.

Unfortunately, it’s true.

Pregnant women are still being forced to take unpaid leave or even be fired—because of their pregnancies.

Sounds crazy, right? Well, every year, many women who need some temporary adjustments in their jobs because of pregnancy face impossible situations and employers are refusing to accommodate restrictions arising out of pregnancy even while they make accommodations for employees with injuries or temporary disabilities unrelated to pregnancy. 

If that makes you angry…good.  Now it’s time to do something about it. 

Ask your Senators to support the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA).