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Monday, February 10, 2014

West Virginia Is Finally Sticking Up For Pregnant Women

Although it's surprising that such a law isn't already in place, lawmakers in that state just proposed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. That legislation would require employers to make “reasonable accommodations” for pregnant employees – but – only if it doesn't cause “undue hardship” for the employer. 

Although there are some existing federal protections for pregnant workers, many still suffer from lost wages or health problems when employers refuse to accommodate them. This new law would make a big difference for pregnant women in the state of West Virginia, and the measure is expected to pass in that state's legislature. 

These common-sense protections are long-overdue in West Virginia, but thankfully pregnant women in that state will finally get treated more fairly.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Women are never really happy.The other day my wife told me that she REALLY needed more space,so I gave it to her.I locked her out of the house.