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Congressman David Scott Votes to Pass New Workplace Protections from Discrimination Against Pregnant Workers

Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement on his vote to pass H.R. 1065, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, legislation he co-sponsored to provide new protections for pregnant workers and job applicants from workplace discrimination:

“Four decades after the Pregnancy Discrimination Act became law, pregnant workers across the nation are still being forced to choose between ignoring the medical advice of their doctor and losing their jobs”, said Congressman David Scott. “Especially as many moms-to-be are already grappling with economic insecurity related to the COVID-19 crisis, we must do more to help them stay healthy and earn a livelihood with equal dignity in the workplace. Today’s passage of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act is a strong step toward ensuring America’s pregnant workers get the accommodations they need without the looming threat of on-the-job discrimination or retaliation.”

A fact sheet on the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act is available here.