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Press Release: Class-Action Lawsuit Alleges Walmart’s Absence Control Policy Discriminates Against Pregnant Workers

A Better Balance filed a class-action lawsuit today, challenging Walmart’s “no-fault” absence control policy as systemically violating the rights of women who need leave for pregnancy-related illnesses or medical care. The lawsuit is being brought on behalf of two former Walmart employees and is the first class action brought under New York's Pregnant Worker Fairness Act.

Map: State and Local Pregnant Worker Fairness Laws

  • July 19, 2018

Twenty-three states and 5 localities have passed laws that grant explicit legal protections to pregnant workers, expanding rights available under federal law. A Better Balance has played a leading or…

Fact Sheet: Miscarriage and Workplace Rights

  • July 19, 2018
Various federal, state, and local laws give certain workers who miscarry or are at risk of miscarrying the right to time off. This fact sheet will help you navigate your workplace rights if you have had or are at risk of having a miscarriage.
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