This week, the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Commission will be joined by US Senators Bob Casey, D-Scranton, Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Jeanne Shaheen (R-LA). Promoted a bipartisan pregnant worker fairness law sponsored. D-NH).
The bill is currently heading to the Senate for consideration. This groundbreaking law protects pregnant workers from discrimination in the workplace.
“For over nine years, my colleagues and I have been working to achieve these protections for workers in need. With this markup, the bill is a step towards legislation. We’re getting closer, “says Casey. “Worker health and safety are indisputable and we need to make it a priority for everyone.”
Dr. Cassidy said the Senate is one step closer to securing the necessary workplace accommodation for pregnant mothers.
“Pregnant mothers should not face barriers that prevent them from fully participating in the workplace and feeding themselves and their families,” said Senator Shaheen. “We are very pleased that this bipartisan bill will help prevent pregnancy discrimination and give pregnant mothers access to reasonable workplace accommodation. Today, major committee hurdles. I have supported this bill for many years. I urge lawmakers throughout the aisle to support this important law to protect pregnant women. “
Pregnant workers’ fairness, which is a rigorous model of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to ensure that pregnant workers continue to work safely. Employers with 15 or more employees are often guaranteed to provide low-cost or free reasonable accommodation, as long as they do not cause undue difficulty to the employer. The bill includes protection that has not yet been codified by ADA or the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA).
Pregnant workers’ fairness law allows pregnant workers to take additional bathroom breaks, light obligations, or sit in chairs if they are standing all day long. Allows you to continue working. It will prevent them from being kicked out of vacation or work. The bill also prohibits employers from denying employment opportunities to women based on the need for reasonable accommodation due to childbirth or related medical conditions.
Source: Pennsylvania News Today