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Pregnancy Discrimination Act

Then and Now: Pregnancy Discrimination Hurts Women and Their Families

Debra L. Ness | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Debra L. Ness

Pregnant women tend to be forced out of their jobs or fired because their employers refuse to make minor accommodations that would enable them to continue working. This discrimination is shameful and does real harm to women and their families at a time when they badly need wages.

Pregnant Women Need a Break

Carol Joyner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Carol Joyner

Pregnant women in our country deserve better; their work has value and their children make up our future society. Think about your mom, your sister or daughter. It's beyond time that pregnant women get a break.

This Labor Day, Let's Ask Congress to Stop Employers from Discriminating Against Pregnant Workers

Debra L. Ness | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

This Labor Day, all members of Congress should think about what's at stake for women, families and our economy when discrimination against pregnant workers goes unaddressed.

The Politics of Motherhood

Ann O'Leary | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Ann O'Leary

Working mothers, or at least those with limited education and lower-end jobs, have almost no employee benefits that allow time away from work when their children are sick or even when they give birth.

This Mother's Day, Stand Up for Expecting Moms

Dina Bakst | Posted 07.08.2012 | Parents
Dina Bakst

No pregnant worker should be forced to choose between her job and a healthy pregnancy.

Company Ordered To Pay Up In Pregnancy Discrimination Case

Posted 03.06.2012 | Parents

A Milwaukee medical staffing company will have to pay a former employee nearly $150,000 after firing the new mom for taking maternity leave. The U....

What's Really Holding Women Back In The Workplace

Joan Williams | Posted 05.02.2012 | Women
Joan Williams

Is discrimination against mothers -- not against women in general -- almost single-handedly responsible for the gender gap in the academy in science and math-related fields?

Working Pregnant Women Face Rampant Discrimination

Reuters | Posted 04.16.2012 | Parents

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, Feb 15 (Reuters) - More than three decades after Congress passed a law trying to protect pregnant women in ...

Pregnant And Fired

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 02.08.2012 | Parents

Amy Zvovushe, 31, had a new job (as a senior program manager at a marketing company in Connecticut) and a new baby on the way. But instead of colleagu...

Professor Says Pregnancy Should Be Treated As Disability

Posted 01.06.2012 | Parents

Jeannette Cox, a law professor at the University of Dayton (Ohio), is suggesting that pregnant women experience symptoms that may warrant special acco...

The Ledbetter Lesson

Jessica Arons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Arons

Many hoped the Court would abandon its quest to place its own ideology ahead of settled law. Yet it is clear that these justices still have not learned their lesson.

Stating the Obvious

Irasema Garza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irasema Garza

Sonia Sotomayor has more judicial experience than any Supreme Court nominee of the past 100 years. She is an outstanding nominee. Yet her detractors attack her for having stated the obvious.