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The Federal Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

The Federal Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Inspired by an A Better Balance Op-Ed in The New York Times, Congress first introduced the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) in 2012. A Better Balance worked with legislators and a coalition of partners to draft the bill and we are one of the leaders in the campaign to make the PWFA a reality.

The PWFA ensures pregnant workers will not be fired unnecessarily or denied reasonable job modifications that will keep them working while maintaining a healthy pregnancy. A bipartisan federal PWFA will end the patchwork of statewide laws and make it clear that all pregnant workers in this country deserve reasonable job accommodations. The PWFA was most recently re-introduced in May 2017 with bipartisan support in both the House and the Senate.

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