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Casey backs Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: May 08 2014 08:15:23 PM CDT

Senator Casey came out in support of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Thursday.

The act would require employers to offer pregnant workers reasonable accommodations.

The act also stipulates that employers would not be allowed to force women to take leave in situations where other reasonable accommodations would allow them to continue working.

Under the act, employers would also not be able to deny employment to women based on their needs pertaining to pregnancy and childbirth.