Tag Archives: Pregnant Workers

Pregnant Workers Fired Over a Glass of Water in Pennsylvania

Did you know that a pregnant woman in Pennsylvania can be fired for asking for a stool or water bottle at work? Women make up about half of the workforce, and working women are the primary or sole breadwinners in 40% … 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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October Roundup

B y Tara Murtha, WLP Staff With a new Governor coming to Harrisburg, we have a lot of work to do to get ready for the next legislative session. In the meantime, let’s get up to speed on what went … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Passes “Reasonable Accommodations” for Pregnant Workers

By Tara Murtha, WLP Staff Pittsburgh City Council passed legislation that calls for “reasonable accommodations” for pregnant women who work for the city or city contracts, and bans discrimination against pregnant employees. The ordinance, Reasonable Accommodations Due to Pregnancy, Childbirth … 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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Working Mom Scores Preliminary Victory in Breast Pumping at Work Case

By Tara R. Pfeifer,  WLP Staff Attorney Plaintiff, Bobbi Bockoras, won the first battle in a lawsuit against her employer, Saint-Gobain Containers, Inc. (d/b/a Verallia North America), who she alleges discriminated and retaliated against her for asserting her right to … 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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