National Partnership for Women & Families

Research Library: Pregnancy Discrimination

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Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Coalition Letter


The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: A Section-by-Section Summary

A section-by-section summary of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which would ensure reasonable workplace accommodations for pregnant women who need them.


Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnant Workers: State and Local Laws

A summary of existing state and local laws that require employers to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant workers.


Young v. UPS Decision Toolkit

Today the Supreme Court decided Young v. UPS, a pregnancy discrimination case that will have a major impact on the health and economic security of women and families across the country.


Young v. UPS Decision Talking Points for Congress

Password-protected document that includes talking points for Congress on the possible outcomes of Young v. UPS.


Young v. UPS Decision Webinar Presentation for Congress

Password-protected webinar presentation for Congress on the possible outcomes of Young v. UPS.


Expecting Better: Updates to the Third Edition

In just three months since the publication of Expecting Better, states have continued to make progress for working families. This update captures these essential and much-needed developments.


Amicus Brief: Peggy Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc.

The amici argue that denying pregnant workers job modifications that are granted to others similar in their ability or inability violates the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and contravenes sound health, economic and social policy.


Overview on EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance


Peggy Young and the Fight for Workplace Equality for Pregnant Workers

ISSUE BRIEF | The question before the U.S. Supreme Court in Young v. UPS is whether, and in what circumstances, an employer that accommodates non-pregnant employees must accommodate pregnant employees.


Expecting Better: A State-by-State Analysis of Laws That Help New Parents (2014)

REPORT | Expecting Better is a comprehensive analysis of state laws and regulations governing paid leave and workplace rights for new parents in the United States.


Listening to Mothers: The Experiences of Expecting and New Mothers in the Workplace

DATA BRIEF | Holding a job is the new normal for pregnant women in the United States, but many encounter significant barriers to success on the job and at home, according to a survey of new and expecting mothers.


Know Your Rights: Pregnancy Discrimination

A guide to understanding the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and your right to work and seek employment free from discrimination based on pregnancy.


The Pregnancy Discrimination Act at 35

FACT SHEET | The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 was an important step toward workplace equality for America’s women, but pregnancy discrimination persists. It is well past time to fulfill the law's promise.


Workplace Fairness Agenda for the 113th Congress

A review of concrete steps the 113th Congress can and should take to prohibit discrimination and expand opportunities and eliminate sexual harassment in the workplace.


Facts: Pregnancy Discrimination

Three-quarters of women entering the workforce will be pregnant and employed at some point. Most pregnant women are in the workforce. Among women who had a child in 2011, 62 percent were in the labor force.


Leveling the Playing Field

FACT SHEET | The connection between the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.


Coalition for Quality Maternity Care Letter Endorsing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Dear Representative Nadler: On behalf of the Coalition for Quality Maternity Care (CQMC), a coalition of national professional, consumer, and human rights organizations that promote high quality maternity care for all women and newborns, we write to thank you for your efforts to address pregnancy discrimination and promote healthy pregnancies by championing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R.5647). The CQMC is proud to endorse this legislation that would promote the health and economic security of pregnant women, their babies, and their families.


Letter to Congress from the U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce, in support of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

The U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce is the leading advocate on women's economic issues. Our members - both business owners and careerists - respect the needs of women to support themselves and their families. Today, more than ever, it is important that women workers have work environments where they can remain productive and earning income for their families.


Fact Sheet: The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Despite existing protections against discrimination, pregnant workers in this country still face discrimination every day. Pregnant workers are forced out of their jobs and denied reasonable accommodations that would enable them to continue working and supporting their families.


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