Calls on Congress to “pass legislation that makes workers’ rights clear when it comes to the need for temporary accommodations during pregnancy.”
New York, NY – Today the Supreme Court decided 6-3 in favor of pregnant workers’ right to receive the same accommodations in the workplace that would be provided to any other worker who is injured or disabled. Physicians for Reproductive Health has supported a decision in favor of protecting pregnant workers and calls today’s Young v. UPS decision a victory. The group called for further action by Congress to ensure all workers are protected.
Physicians for Reproductive Health Board chair, Nancy L. Stanwood, MD, MPH, said, “As advocates for access to the full range of reproductive health care, we are happy that the Supreme Court recognized the need for pregnant workers to have medically necessary accommodations in the workplace. While this is a victory for Peggy Young, we are still calling on Congress to pass legislation that makes workers’ rights clear when it comes to the need for temporary accommodations during pregnancy.
“It is time for Congress to pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, so no woman has to choose between her job and a healthy pregnancy. As doctors, we give our patients the information they need to stay healthy and we count on employers to act as partners in helping their employees follow our medical advice.”
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