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Reports & Toolkits | It Shouldn't Be a Heavy Lift: Fair Treatment for Pregnant Workers

June 18, 2013

Almost 35 years after the Pregnancy Discrimination Act made it illegal to discriminate against a woman because of her pregnancy, women still face discrimination on the job when they become pregnant. This report details what happens when some workers ask for temporary modifications of their job duties because of pregnancy, such as avoiding heavy lifting, staying off high ladders, or being permitted to sit down during a long shift. 


Fact Sheet | The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: Making Room for Pregnancy on the Job

May 29, 2013

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), introduced in both the House and the Senate, would let pregnant women continue to do their jobs and support their families by requiring employers to make the same sorts of accommodations for pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions that they do for disabilities.  This fact sheet outlines the provisions of the bill and discusses the enormous impact its passage would have for working parents and their families.


Fact Sheet | The Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the Amended Americans with Disabilities Act: Working Together to Protect Pregnant Workers

August 21, 2013

There’s good news for those pregnant workers who need temporary job modifications to continue working without risk to themselves or their pregnancies. The Americans with Disabilities Act was amended in 2008 to expand protections for temporarily disabled workers. These amendments, coupled with the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, mean that employers must provide reasonable accommodations for many pregnant workers who need them.  This fact sheet explains how the PDA and ADAAA can provide protections for pregnant workers.


Fact Sheet | The Business Case for Accommodating Pregnant Workers

December 4, 2012

This fact sheet explores why accommodating pregant employees can benefit an employer's bottom line.


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Fact Sheet | A Women’s Economic Agenda Must Help Women and Families Succeed

September 12, 2014

Issue Briefs, Legal Briefs & Testimony | NWLC Brief on Behalf of 123 Members of Congress in Young v. UPS Pregnancy Discrimination Case

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Legal Briefs & Testimony | Demand Letter to Walmart

July 31, 2014

Fact Sheet | Accommodating Pregnancy on the Job: The Stakes for Women of Color and Immigrant Women

June 20, 2014

Fact Sheet | The Delaware Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: Making Room for Pregnancy on the Job

May 09, 2014