Category Archives: Pregnancy Discrimination Act

WLP on the Radio Discussing Pregnant Workers’ Rights

On Wednesday, WLP staff attorney Tara Pfeifer talked with WITF Smart Talk’s Scott LaMar about the rights of pregnant workers. The rights of pregnant workers is at a tipping point, especially since the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion … Continue reading

Posted in Parenthood, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Agenda for Women's Health, Pregnancy, pregnancy discrimination, Pregnancy Discrimination Act, pregnant workers fairness

What Young v. UPS Means for Pregnancy Discrimination in PA

The Supreme Court of the United States issued an opinion yesterday in the landmark pregnancy discrimination case Peggy Young v. United Parcel Service. At issue is whether or not the company violated the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) of 1978. In … Continue reading

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Special November-December Wrap Up!

By Tara Murtha, WLP Staff Welcome to a special end-of-the-year, double-month wrap-up. It’s been a bit, but hmm, what happened in November? Oh, right: Pennsylvanians broke from a sixty-year state history and national trend to elect a new governor into … Continue reading

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Young v. UPS Heads to SCOTUS: What You Need to Know

By Tara Murtha, WLP Staff Tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the case of Young v. United Parcel Service (UPS) to determine whether the company violated the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) of … Continue reading

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Slow & Uneven Progress: The Pregnancy Discrimination Act at 35

By Amal Bass, WLP Staff Attorney Thirty-five years ago today, President Carter signed into law the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), an amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This law superseded the U.S. Supreme Court’s misguided … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Can Protect Pregnant Workers from Discrimination

By Amal Bass, WLP Staff Attorney On October 3, 2013, Philadelphia City Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, and Councilmember Bass introduced legislation that, if passed, will protect pregnant women who work in Philadelphia from discrimination in the workplace. The legislation … Continue reading

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Firing New Mother for Planning to Pump Breast Milk at Work Is Illegal

By Aly Mance, WLP Undergraduate Intern The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently sued Houston Funding II, Ltd. on behalf of new mother Dominica Venters, who was dismissed from her job following her maternity leave.  Venters disclosed to her manager … Continue reading

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Pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: Bring the Workplace to the 21st Century

By Amal Bass, WLP Staff Attorney Women are often surprised to learn that they do not have as many rights in the workplace as they expect to have in the 21st Century. More often than not, an employer does not … Continue reading

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Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: Press Conference Tomorrow

Tomorrow, September 14, 2012, U.S. Senator for Pennsylvania, Bob Casey, will announce the introduction of a companion bill to the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (H.R. 5647) at a press conference at 10:30 AM (in the large conference room at 2000 … Continue reading

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30th Anniversary of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the passage of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). The PDA amended Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, making it illegal for businesses employing more than 15 workers to discriminate against employees … Continue reading

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