02 Sep '12, 11pm

Why We Need The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Why We Need The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

A never-before-done analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data, released last week, confirms what America’s women, families and employers have long known from personal experience: a significant number of women work during pregnancy and unfair treatment of pregnant workers has a negative impact on our economy . Released for Labor Day, the findings provide further evidence that equal treatment and anti-discrimination protections for pregnant workers are essential to the economic security of our nation’s families. (Yet nowhere in all of Mitt Romney’s praise for motherhood did he mention pregnancy discrimination and equal pay protections.) The analysis was conducted by the National Partnership for Women & Families using the most recent Census Bureau data. It finds that in every single state , the majority of women who gave birth in a one-year period also held jobs during that time. A...

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