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Fact Sheet | Accommodating Pregnancy on the Job: Lessons from the Americans with Disabilities Act

June 5, 2015

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA, S. 1512, H.R. 2654) would promote women's health, economic security, and nondiscriminatory treatment on the job by ensuring reasonable accommodation for workers who need changes in job rules or duties because of pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical conditions.  This fact sheet explores how these accommodations are similar to those offered by the Americans with Disabilities Act and how we can apply its guidance to the implementation of PWFA.

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Fact Sheet | The Business Case for Accommodating Pregnant Workers

May 22, 2015

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

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

June 5, 2015

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA, S. 1512, H.R. 2654) would let pregnant workers 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.

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

February 28, 2015

Although many women can continue working safely throughout their pregnancies, some women find that at some point during pregnancy particular job activities—such as lifting, bending, or standing for long periods—begin to pose a challenge. Many of these women could continue to work without risk to themselves or their pregnancies with slight job modifications. But in the absence of such a modification, they may face an impossible choice between the health of their pregnancies and their jobs.


LB 627, the Nebraska Pregnant Workers Fairness bill, would ensure that pregnant women can continue to do their jobs and support their families by making it unmistakably clear that employers must grant the same sorts of accommodations for medical needs arising out of pregnancy that they already must make for disabilities.

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More Resources

Fact Sheet | Accommodating Pregnancy on the Job: Lessons from the Americans with Disabilities Act

June 05, 2015

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

June 05, 2015

Issue Briefs | Collateral Damage: Scheduling Challenges for Workers in Low-wage Jobs and Their Consequences

June 03, 2015

Fact Sheet | The Business Case for Accommodating Pregnant Workers

May 22, 2015

Fact Sheet, Reports & Toolkits | A Women’s Economic Agenda Must Help Women and Families Succeed

May 12, 2015