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Peace Corps Ends Discriminatory Pregnancy Policy

Pregnant volunteers can now continue serving, regardless of whether a pregnancy is deemed "culturally acceptable."

Pregnant volunteers can now continue serving, regardless of whether a pregnancy is deemed “culturally acceptable.”

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ACLU Sues on Behalf of Michigan Worker Forced Out of Job While Pregnant

The lawsuit is the latest in a string of actions across the country to try and address the systemic problem of on-the-job pregnancy discrimination.

The lawsuit is the latest in a string of actions across the country to try and address the systemic problem of on-the-job pregnancy discrimination.

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I Took My Infant Lobbying for the Rights of Pregnant Workers

In between a full day of office visits, author Erin Matson nurses her daughter in the hallway of a congressional office building.

When you’re pregnant, the last two things you want to have to worry about when you’re expecting a baby are your health and your income. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would help ensure that pregnant women are able to follow their doctor’s recommendations without worrying their bosses are going to squeeze them out of a job.

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Will the Supreme Court Take Up the Issue of Accommodating Pregnant Workers?

In recent months, several cities and states have passed measures to strengthen protections for pregnant workers. But the way in which these laws passed—with overwhelming, bipartisan support—may be almost as notable as what they will do.

In addition to cases on abortion clinic buffer zones and legislative prayer, the Roberts Court may take up the question of whether, and when, employers must make temporary employment accommodations for pregnant workers.

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Report: Pregnant Workers Continue to Face Widespread Discrimination on the Job

Slowly but surely pregnant workers are gaining more workplace protections, but Congress still needs to act.

A new report issued by the National Women’s Law Center and A Better Balance shows that pregnancy discrimination remains a significant drag on the economy.

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The Face of Pregnancy Discrimination

Slowly but surely pregnant workers are gaining more workplace protections, but Congress still needs to act.

“What we keep hearing in this country is a lot of ‘family values.’ What could be a truer family value than to make sure the people who want to work, who have children have gainful employment?”

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Two Legal Settlements Highlight Pervasive Problem of Pregnancy Discrimination

Welfare reform family caps punish the poor for having children. Repealing such laws sometimes creates common ground for pro-choice and "pro-life" groups.

In both the academic and the private sector, pregnancy discrimination is a drag on individual and familial success.

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Low-Wage Workers Remain Vulnerable to Illegal Pregnancy Discrimination

“Amy Crosby’s situation is not unique, and low-wage workers are particularly at risk for this kind of discrimination” said Emily Martin, NWLC Vice President and General Counsel in an interview with RH Reality Check.

One hospital worker’s story reflects a larger truth: low-wage workers are especially vulnerable to employment discrimination.

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Cuomo Says He Wants to Pass the Reproductive Health Act. But Does He Really Mean It?

Governor Cuomo gives his 2013 State of the State address.

In his State of the State speech in January, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made passing the Women’s Equality Act a centerpiece of his agenda for this year, including legislation protecting women’s rights to safe abortion care. But his political allegiances make the fate of the bill unclear. Does he really support it, or is he trying to play both ends?

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Pregnant? Have Morning Sickness or Need to Pee? Company Says Bathroom Breaks Are a Privilege, Not a Right

Photo: Mywelcometothecity.com.

How can refusing to make real accommodations be anything other than discrimination against women?

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