“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?”
In both the academic and the private sector, pregnancy discrimination is a drag on individual and familial success.
One hospital worker’s story reflects a larger truth: low-wage workers are especially vulnerable to employment discrimination.
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?
How can refusing to make real accommodations be anything other than discrimination against women?
In AT&T vs. Hulteen, the Supreme Court reverted to reasoning from an earlier ruling that discrimination against pregnant women doesn’t count as discrimination against women.
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