Stop Pregnancy Discrimination
Support Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnant Workers:
Pregnant women should not have to choose between their job and a healthy pregnancy. 75% of women in the workforce will be pregnant at some point, yet many pregnant women are forced to take unpaid leave, or are even fired, after requesting a modest accommodation like a chair or an extra bathroom break.
Take Action: Sign the Petition
The NYS Women’s Equality Agenda (WEA) includes a provision that would end pregnancy discrimination for women across the state. The provision would explicitly require employers to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnancy related conditions, unless doing so would create an undue hardship on the employer. Women’s jobs would be protected at the time when they most need it.
Victory in New York City!
The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (Int. 0974-2012), introduced by City Council Member James Vacca in November of 2012, would make accommodations for pregnant workers. The bill was signed into law by Mayor Bloomberg in October, 2013 and took effect on January 30, 2014.
NOW-NYC’s Memo of Support (New York City – 2012)