Later this month marks the 40th Anniversary of Congress’s passage of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), a law that was supposed to level the playing field for pregnant workers. Yet in 2018, women are still being forced to choose between their paycheck and a healthy pregnancy, especially those in low-wage and physically demanding jobs.
In recognition of the strides we’ve made since 1978 and the work that still needs to be done, on October 29th, A Better Balance and the New York City Bar Association will be hosting an evening discussion “The Pregnancy Discrimination Act at 40 and the Continued Role of Lawyers,” to discuss the progress that has been made since the PDA’s passage, the difficulties that remain, and situating pregnancy discrimination in the broader reproductive justice narrative.
Participants will come away from the evening with concrete opportunities to engage in efforts to eliminate pregnancy discrimination.
David Lopez, Dean of Rutgers Law School and former General Counsel of the EEOC
Reva Siegel, Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law at Yale Law School
Charlotte Burrows, EEOC Commissioner
Cynthia Calvert, Senior Adviser, WorkLife Law, President, Workforce 21C
Dina Bakst, Co-Founder and Co-President, A Better Balance
Irin Carmon (moderator), Senior Correspondent, New York Magazine
Tickets are free for City Bar members and non-lawyers and $15 for non-member attorneys. To register for the event click here.
We hope to see you there! Thank you for joining us in this fight.