Pa. Lawmaker Unveils Bill To Fight Pregnancy Discrimination

Law360, New York (May 10, 2013, 5:37 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania state senator introduced legislation on Friday that seeks to expand the state's civil rights law by banning workplace discrimination against pregnant women, as women choose to remain in the workplace for longer periods into their pregnancies.

Senate Bill 927 seeks to amend the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act by making pregnancy a protected class within the law. Although the PHRA prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, it doesn't specifically forbid discrimination against women who are pregnant, state Sen. Matt Smith, D-Allegheny/Washington, said.

Smith unveiled...
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