Feb 28, 2018

02/28/2018: How pregnant employees still face workplace discrimination

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(U.S. Edition) President Trump's budget proposal had called for millions in cuts to school safety programs, but in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, shooting, federal officials are calling for an expansion of these programs. On today's show, we'll look…

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After Florida school shooting, Congress takes a new look at school safety funding

Feb 28, 2018
President Donald Trump’s budget proposal called for cutting millions in funding to school safety programs like violence prevention and school counselors. Now, in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, state and federal officials have called for expanding…

40 years after the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, pregnant employees still face workplace discrimination

Feb 28, 2018
"You know, you inform your boss of a pregnancy on Monday and you're fired on Tuesday. That still happens."
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(U.S. Edition) President Trump’s budget proposal had called for millions in cuts to school safety programs, but in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, shooting, federal officials are calling for an expansion of these programs. On today’s show, we’ll look at some of the options Congress is exploring. Afterwards, we’ll discuss China’s fight with the U.S. over aluminum foil, and then talk to Gillian Thomas, a senior staff attorney at the ACLU, about how pregnant employees still face workplace discrimination despite the passage of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act 40 years ago.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC