National Partnership for Women & Families

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (Overview)
Pregnant workers are forced out of their jobs and denied reasonable accommodations that would enable them to continue working and supporting their families. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would help end this discrimination and promote the health and economic security of pregnant women, their babies and their families.

Pregnant Workers Need the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (State Data)
In every single state, the majority of women who gave birth in a one-year period were also in the labor force. Click here to see a chart of all 50 states' data or click on the map to view data for your state.

The Connection Between the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
Modeled on the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would address the lack of protection for women with pregnancy-related limitations.

Why We Need the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: Stories from Real Women
Accounts of pregnant workers who were denied minor adjustments to their job duties that they needed to continue safely working throughout pregnancy.

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: Section-by-Section

Pregnancy Workers Fairness Act Coalition Letter to Congress

Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnant Workers: State Laws
Eight states have passed laws to require reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers.

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