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July 1st, is a significant day for millions of workers who will begin enjoying the protections of recently enacted workplace leave laws around the country. For low-wage workers who currently do not have a single paid sick day, these laws will ensure they no longer have to worry that catching a cold or taking a sick child to the doctor could mean not making rent or even losing their job.
In an exciting victory for working families, the Georgia Family Care Act was signed into law by Governor Deal on May 8, 2017, after passing the Georgia Legislature on March 23, 2017 with strong bipartisan support. The Family Care Act permits workers in Georgia who receive paid sick days to use that time to care for their family members in addition to themselves.
This fact sheet focuses on the rights of pregnant workers in Georgia and can help you better understand and confront discrimination on the job.