Category Archives: Pregnancy

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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Bad Bills Alert: Dangerous Legislation on the Horizon in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania already has several laws on the books that enable physicians and other healthcare employees to refuse to provide certain health care services they find personally objectionable. Such provisions are found within the Religious Freedom Protection Act, the Human Relations … 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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Women’s Law Project Joins Nationwide Coalition Calling on Department of Justice to Denounce Enhanced Sentence for Pregnant Woman

By Tara Murtha, WLP Staff Women’s Law Project joined New Voices Philadelphia: Women of Color for Reproductive Justice, New Voices Pittsburgh: Women of Color for Reproductive Justice, and a coalition of 48 reproductive justice, drug policy reform, women’s rights and … Continue reading

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“I should not have had to sue my employer to have a healthy pregnancy or keep breastfeeding”

Guest Blogger: Bobbi Bockoras As a mother of three children, working in the manufacturing industry, I am truly in the minority: I’m one of 30 women in our facility and the only one with small children. Still, I hardly thought … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Enacts Pregnancy Discrimination Law

By Amal Bass, WLP Staff Attorney In Philadelphia, it is now unlawful for an employer to deny a pregnant employee access to water, bathroom breaks, or any other reasonable accommodation that does not present an undue hardship to the employer. … Continue reading

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