NCLEJ Urges EEOC To Improve Proposed Rules of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Over the years, NCLEJ has represented workers who were victims of pregnancy discrimination. We believe that no one should have to choose between their job and their health or a healthy pregnancy.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) recognizes the importance of ensuring that pregnant workers can remain healthy and obtain reasonable accommodations while continuing their jobs. We laud the EEOC’s efforts to combat pregnancy discrimination with the PWFA. However, we believe that several aspects of the proposed rule to implement the PWFA do not provide sufficient protections for pregnant workers. If adopted as is, the proposed rule risks imposing unnecessary financial, physical, and mental burden on workers, contributing to substantial delay in receiving accommodations, and deterring workers from seeking the accommodations they need. 

To better protect pregnant workers, we strongly encourage the agency to:

Read the full letter here.