Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Submitted by ub on Tue, 06/25/2013 - 10:44

NYC Civil Rights Committee will hold a public hearing today on the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, unveiled by Council Members James Vacca, Brad Lander, Debi Rose, and Annabel Palma last fall.

The legislation would require employers to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant workers, unless doing so would be an undue hardship for the employer. Modeled after federal legislation sponsored by Representative Jerrold Nadler, the legislation seeks to make pregnancy and related conditions an explicitly protected status under the city’s human rights law, similar to protections granted for religious observances.

WHO: Council Members James Vacca, Brad Lander, and Annabel Palma

Council Member Debi Rose, Chair of Civil Rights Committee

Civil rights advocates

WHERE: 250 Broadway, 14th Floor Committee Room

WHEN: Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 10 a.m.