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Tell Your Legislator to Vote YES on the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act!

Big news: Following almost nine years of advocacy, this Thursday, the House will vote on the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act—a long overdue bill to guarantee pregnant workers a right to reasonable, medically-necessary accommodations and prevent employers from pushing pregnant workers off the job. With limited guidance on the health risks of COVID-19 on pregnancy and with more and more pregnant workers desperately needing income, it’s more important than ever that pregnant workers can stay healthy and working during the pandemic and beyond. Will you take action today? Tell your legislators that no one should have to choose between their job and a healthy pregnancy—not during a pandemic, not ever. 

FAQs: The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

  • September 2, 2020

The purpose of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R. 2694) is to keep pregnant workers healthy and on the job. It is a flexible framework that is not one-size fits…

Court Approves $14 Million Settlement Agreement with Pregnant Workers from 2013-2014

Pregnant workers represented by co-counsel A Better Balance, Mehri & Skalet, PLLC and the National Women’s Law Center announced that on April 29, 2020, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois approved a settlement in the amount of $14 million in the matter of Borders v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., No. 3:17-cv-0506 (S.D. Ill.). The settlement pays for claims by pregnant workers that they had requested but were denied workplace accommodations at Walmart between March 19, 2013 and March 5, 2014.

ABB and March of Dimes highlight the health benefits of workplace pregnancy accommodations before Tennessee lawmakers

We were honored to be invited by the Tennessee Senate Health & Welfare Committee to present data on the health benefits of providing pregnant workers with reasonable accommodations, when needed. We were joined by our partners at the March of Dimes, who highlighted Tennessee’s high preterm birth rate and persistent racial disparities. Together, we made the public health case for the Tennessee Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.
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