U.S. lawmakers eyeing stronger protections for pregnant workers

Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey takes the stage for Democratic challenger for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf at a "Women for Wolf" grassroots rally in Philadelphia

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on 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 prohibits employers from firing, refusing to hire or otherwise discriminating against pregnant women. The bill, sponsored by Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, would require employers to make minor modifications to job duties for pregnant employees.

…read more

Source:: Yahoo News

Real Time Analytics