Local congresswoman co-sponsors legislation to add accommodations for pregnant workers | WWTI

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WWTI) — New legislation recently passed the House to help provide new accommodations in the workplace for pregnant workers.

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, H.R. 2694, passed through Congress, will aim to eliminate discrimination and promote women’s health and economic security.

According to the House this will include providing workplace accommodations for workers whose ability to complete jobs are limited due to pregnancy, childbirth or a related medical condition.

Additionally, according to Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, this bill was modeled after the Americans with Disabilities Act. Specifically, it will adopt an interactive process between employers and pregnant employees to determine appropriate accommodations and minor modifications.

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act will also prohibit employers from denying employment…

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