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Bipartisan Bill Targets Pregnancy Discrimination in Workplace

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation last Thursday to boost protections for pregnant workers in response to a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that revived discrimination claims by a former United Parcel Service Inc. driver. Federal law currently …

Nebraska Gov. Signs Law Boosting Protections for Pregnant Workers

Pregnant workers will have the right to easier workloads and modified schedules under a new Nebraska law. Gov. Pete Ricketts signed a bill to create better employment protections for expectant mothers. The law requires employers to acknowledge physical limitations of …

Iowa Bill that Would Help Pregnant Workers Advances

A Senate panel has approved a bill that would require Iowa businesses to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant employees. Members of a labor and business relations subcommittee approved the bill Feb. 10. It now heads to a full committee for …

EEOC Spells Out How Disabilities Act Applies to Pregnant Workers

New federal guidelines on job discrimination against pregnant workers could have a big impact on the workplace and in the courtroom. The expanded rules adopted by the bipartisan Equal Employment Opportunity Commission make clear that any form of workplace discrimination …