Did you know that the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, passed forty years ago, rightly bars discriminatory treatment against women who become pregnant? However, because of the law’s confusing and ambiguous language, it is not clear how employers can comply with the law or what the accommodation requirements are.
Simply clarifying the existing statute would ensure that pregnant women receive fair treatment in the workplace, all without creating new laws or limiting women’s economic opportunities. This was one of the many recommendations made by IWV’s sister organization, Independent Women’s Forum, in the Working for Women Report, an agenda for improving women’s lives.
The Pregnancy Discrimination Amendment Act (PDAA), sponsored by Rep. Tim Walberg and Rep. Kristi Noem, aims to do just that. Specifically, the PDAA would require that employers treat pregnant workers the same as any other employees in similar working conditions.
Pregnant women deserve the same treatment that all other employees receive. That’s why, on March 8th, IWV sent a letter to Congress urging Members to vote in favor of the Pregnancy Discrimination Amendment Act.
CLICK HERE TO READ THE LETTER
CLICK HERE TO READ IWF’s WORKING FOR WOMEN REPORT
To learn more, please click on the links above. Then, be sure to share this important letter with your friends on social media.