Since our founding, A Better Balance has fought day in and day out for pregnant workers. 2018 was no different.
We've been joining forces with workers to put an end to pregnancy discrimination at Verizon distribution centers. However, company-by-company change is not enough. It's time for Congress to pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.
We are heartened by today’s developments: not only has XPO Logistics announced that going forward it will work with pregnant employees who need accommodations to stay healthy and on the job but Congress is poised to move the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.
These “no-fault” policies are portrayed as neutral because they purport to treat all absences the same, regardless of the reason, but in reality, they are incredibly unfair to workers and often force them to choose between their health and their jobs.
This week, we mark the 40th anniversary of the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act, a law we hoped would end pregnancy discrimination. While the law has been transformative in many respects, unfortunately, pregnancy discrimination is shockingly still prevalent in American workplaces.
It’s unacceptable that, under the law, many pregnant workers in 2018 aren’t able to get the immediate relief they need to stay healthy and on the job. Every pregnant worker in America deserves a clear right to accommodation.
The link to register to attend the event is in the blog.