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Petitioning United States Congress

United States Congress: Please co-sponser the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.

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The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would require employers to make reasonable accommodations for pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions that are provided for disabilities, ensuring pregnant women can continue to do their jobs and support their families. Pregnant women have been fired because they have asked to avoid certain activities because of pregnancy related medical conditions.

Text of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: 

"It shall be an unlawful employment practice for a covered entity to--

(1) not make reasonable accommodations to the known limitations related to the pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions of a job applicant or employee, unless such covered entity can demonstrate that the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of the business of such covered entity;

(2) deny employment opportunities to a job applicant or employee, if such denial is based on the need of the covered entity to make reasonable accommodations to the known limitations related to the pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions of an employee or applicant;

(3) require a job applicant or employee affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions to accept an accommodation that such applicant or employee chooses not to accept; or

(4) require an employee to take leave under any leave law or policy of the covered entity if another reasonable accommodation can be provided to the known limitations related to the pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions of an employee."

Full Text: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/s3565/text

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