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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 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 2019 with bipartisan support in the House, and A Better Balance testified at the bill’s first ever hearing.

Click here to read testimony about why current federal law falls short for pregnant workers and why the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act is the solution we need, or watch below.


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