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WV Focus: Reproductive Education and Equality

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Fair Treatment for Pregnant Workers

 

Exciting UPDATE: The Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act went into effect on July 1, 2015. Are you pregnant and work in West Virginia? Know your rights.

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Because no woman should have to choose between a healthy pregnancy and keeping her job.

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In 2014, the West Virginia Legislature unanimously passed HB 4284, “The West Virginia Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act,” which allows a pregnant woman to continue to do her job and provide for her family by requiring her employer to make the same sorts of reasonable accommodations for pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions that he or she already makes for individuals who have a temporary disability.

To learn more about the bill and the broad coalition effort to ensure fair treatment for pregnant workers in West Virginia, click here. Contact Rachelle at Rachelle@wvfree.org for flyers to post in your business, community center, church or health clinic.

 

The WV Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act passed on March 6, 2014 and went into effect 90 days from passage. The West Virginia Human Rights Commission is required to propose legislative rules that identify some reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers within two years of this enactment date.

 

 

 

 

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