National Women's Law Center

Tell the EEOC: Pregnant Workers Need Strong Protections

For too long pregnant people had to choose between their job and their health—but that was before the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act was signed into law. 

The new federal law, signed in December 2022, provides pregnant workers with the right to reasonable workplace accommodations to help them do their jobs while protecting their health. It’s a historic step forward in the fight for gender justice in the workplace. 

But the work to protect pregnant and postpartum workers—as well as other workers affected by conditions related to pregnancy—isn’t over yet as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) implements this new law. 

The EEOC is currently accepting public comments on the proposed rules implementing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. We need your help to make sure that the EEOC issues strong final rules that reflect the needs of pregnant workers. 

The proposed regulation ensures that workers who experience a wide range of pregnancy-related conditions can receive on-the-job accommodations without unnecessary barriers or delays, including extra bathroom breaks, lighter duties, or a temporary job transfer. Strong PWFA rules will enable pregnant and postpartum workers to stay healthy and productive on the job and at home. 

Support the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and the proposed regulations today! >>>
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