Abortion included among pregnancy-related conditions covered under new EEOC guidelines

Apr 18, 2024
Guidelines for the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act detail the accommodations pregnant workers can seek under the law, including unpaid leave.
Above, an exam room at an Illinois abortion clinic.
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New federal law seeks to protect pregnant workers

Here’s what you need to know about the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.
Gillian Thomas, a senior staff attorney at the ACLU’s Women's Rights Project, tells us what the new law covers.
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A new law aims to better protect pregnant and postpartum workers

Jun 27, 2023
It requires employers to provide “reasonable accommodations” for pregnant and postpartum workers — for instance, providing chairs for people who are on their feet all day.
Before the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act went into effect, the only way for pregnant people to get an accommodation was to have a pregnancy-related disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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