Today, after years of hard work from advocates, the Maine legislature passed the nation’s 27th law guaranteeing pregnant workers the clear right to reasonable accommodations when needed to keep them safe and on the job.The bill would make it illegal for Maine employers to discriminate against pregnant workers by denying them reasonable accommodations, if they can make those accommodations without undue hardship.
On the heels of the release of A Better Balance’s new report “Long Overdue,” U.S. Reps. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), John Katko (R-N.Y.), Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-W.A.), Lucy McBath (D-G.A.), and Bobby Scott (D-VA) today introduced the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA).
Our new policy brief--State of Our State: Women in the Workforce, released jointly with nonpartisan think tank ThinkTennessee--highlights the systemic barriers in Tennessee that prevent women, especially women of color and mothers, from achieving economic security.
Executive Summary PDF of Full Report Here Press Release Here More than forty years after the passage of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), pregnant workers are still being forced to…
A Better Balance is proud to follow the lead of BMMA and their incredible partners in dismantling systemic racism and fighting for equitable policies and systems of care that allow all Black mothers to thrive.
Over the past five years, A Better Balance has been working closely on this legislation. We are thrilled that the Kentucky legislature has taken this important step forward in ensuring that no one has to choose between her job and a healthy pregnancy.
This International Women’s Day please take a moment to learn more about how inclusive workplace policies that recognize the demands of caregiving can help our society maintain a better balance and strengthen communities across the country.
We will be monitoring this case closely in the months ahead, as we work to ensure that no woman is forced to choose between her economic security and a healthy pregnancy.