Tuesday, December 16, 2014
WaPo, What's Fair Treatment for Pregnant Workers? The US Isn't Sure. Other Countries Are. Other countries provide better work accommodations. But its more complicated than that, as there is still prevalent pregnancy discrimiination and ambivalence about accommodating work and family for women.
In the United States, pregnancy discrimination claims grew by 31 percent between 2005 and 2010, the ILO report said, faster than all other job bias claims. Though pregnant workers are supposed to be treated fairly, the same as other “similarly situated” workers, under the 1978 Pregnancy Discrimination Act, U.S. courts have paid out $150 million in pregnancy- discrimination-related damages since 2001.