Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Glides Through House

By Amanda Ottaway (May 14, 2021, 11:15 AM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which echoes federal disability law in requiring employers to provide "reasonable accommodations" for pregnant workers on the job.

The bill, which passed the House by a 315-101 vote, now moves to the Democratic-controlled Senate. Similar legislation has been introduced in Congress several times since 2012, and cleared the House in September, though it died in the then-Republican-led Senate.

The latest version of the PWFA has some GOP support. The Senate version was introduced in April by three Democrats and three Republicans. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., a backer of...

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