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Dina Bakst, Co-President

Dina Bakst, Co-President

Dina Bakst is co-founder and co-president of A Better Balance, a national legal advocacy organization dedicated to advancing fair and family-friendly laws and workplace policies. She is also a co-author of the newly released book Babygate: What You Really Need To Know About Pregnancy and Parening in the American Workplace.

States and Cities Deliver Pregnancy Fairness Laws; This Mother's Day, It's Congress's Turn

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Dina Bakst, Co-President
Dina Bakst is co-founder and co-president of A Better Balance, a national legal
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Wednesday, 07 May 2014 Category Fairness in the Workplace

The economic health of most American families depends on working mothers, so supporting them goes beyond basic fairness; it affects the well-being of the country as a whole.

Tags: Fairness in the Workplace, PWFA, pregnancy discrimination
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New Jersey Pregnancy Bill Passes in Both Houses; Headed to the Governor's Desk!

by Dina Bakst, Co-President
Dina Bakst, Co-President
Dina Bakst is co-founder and co-president of A Better Balance, a national legal
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Tuesday, 07 January 2014 Category Fairness in the Workplace
Right now, Governor Chris Christie’s signature is the only thing keeping the women of New Jersey from gaining important new legal protections at work.
Tags: New Jersey, pregnancy discrimination
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Why We Need the Women's Equality Act on the 50th Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act

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Dina Bakst, Co-President
Dina Bakst is co-founder and co-president of A Better Balance, a national legal
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Monday, 10 June 2013 Category Fairness in the Workplace
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act (EPA). Unfortunately, even though it’s been five decades since the EPA passed, there is still a pernicious wage gap that persists—women earn between 64 and 84 cents to a man’s dollar in New York State. Thankfully, the New York State Women’s Equality Act, introduced last week by Governor Cuomo, would work to eliminate this wage gap. Tags: Untagged
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Why Most Women Can’t “Lean In” Without Stronger Laws

by Dina Bakst, Co-President
Dina Bakst, Co-President
Dina Bakst is co-founder and co-president of A Better Balance, a national legal
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Tuesday, 14 May 2013 Category Fairness in the Workplace
Sheryl Sandberg has kicked up all sorts of controversy with her argument that career women can be their own worst enemy and should “lean in” more to their jobs and their ambitions. But the biggest, largely unspoken problem is that most women can’t rely on their work ethic or the good will of their boss to get ahead—they need stronger legal protections to effectively “lean in.” Tags: Untagged
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The 34th Anniversary of The Pregnancy Discrimination Act: It’s Time To Make Good On The Law’s Promise of Equal Opportunity

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Dina Bakst is co-founder and co-president of A Better Balance, a national legal
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Wednesday, 31 October 2012 Category Fairness in the Workplace

Thirty-four years ago this week, Congress enacted the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) to remedy a long history of discrimination against pregnant workers and promote equal opportunity.  Unfortunately, the PDA’s protections have proven limited.

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This Mother's Day, Stand Up for Expecting Moms

by Dina Bakst, Co-President
Dina Bakst, Co-President
Dina Bakst is co-founder and co-president of A Better Balance, a national legal
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Tuesday, 08 May 2012 Category Fairness in the Workplace
Across the country, pregnant women who request minor adjustments are forced out of their jobs unnecessarily and denied the minor modifications to workplace duties, rules, or policies that would enable them to continue working and supporting their families. Tags: Pregnancy
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Discrimination Against Pregnant Women and New Mothers Is Not a Work-Life Balance Issue

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Wednesday, 24 August 2011 Category Fairness in the Workplace
Last week, Judge Loretta Preska of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a class action suit alleging that Bloomberg L.P. discriminated against pregnant women and mothers returning from maternity leave. Tags: Untagged
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