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S.942: Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about labor and employment
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Sponsor Bob Casey, D-Pa.
Total Cosponsors 33 (32 Democrats, 1 Independent)
Introduced May 14, 2013
Latest Major Action May 14, 2013
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Bill Summary

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act - Declares it an unlawful employment practice for employers, employment agencies, labor organizations, and other specified entities to: (1) fail to make reasonable accommodations to known limitations related to the pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions of job applicants or employees, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on such an entity's business operation; (2) deny employment opportunities based on the need of the entity to make such reasonable accommodations; (3) require such job applicants or employees to accept an accommodation that they choose not to accept; or (4) require such employees to take leave if another reasonable accommodation can be provided to their known limitations.

Sets forth enforcement procedures and remedies under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Congressional Accountability Act of 1995, Government Employee Rights Act of 1991, and the rights and protections extended to presidential offic...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 14, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.