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Pregnancy in the Workplace: Handling Restroom Breaks

Pregnancy is an exciting time for most women, but for working women, being pregnant at work can be stressful. While the law does not allow pregnant women to be discriminated against, many women still experience it in some form. Let’s face it: Pregnancy is no easy task. A woman can expect to gain 25 pounds...

Pumping at Work Laws for Breastfeeding Mothers

Giving birth to a child is an exciting experience for many mothers. Many take time off work to bond with their new baby. However, that excitement often turns to stress when women plan to return to work. Many workplaces are not family friendly and many employees face discrimination when they have families. If a woman...

New York’s New Paid Family Leave Statute

On January 1, 2018, the New York State Paid Family Leave Program will go into effect, giving New York the most comprehensive, pro-family paid leave policy in the nation. From 2018 to 2021, the number of weeks workers are permitted to take off to attend to family needs will gradually increase from eight to 12....

Tidal Sued for Alleged Pregnancy Discrimination

In November 2016, Lisette Paulson filed a pregnancy and sex discrimination claim against her former employer, music streaming service Tidal. Her claim alleged that the company refused to provide her with a private room for pumping breast milk and then fired her a week following the refusal. Paulson worked as a label and artist relations...

Your Right to Pregnancy Accommodations in your Workplace

Disabled workers are entitled to receive reasonable accommodations in the workplace. “Reasonable” is defined as any accommodation that does not negatively impact the company’s ability to be productive or put other employees in danger that is not prohibitively expensive for the employer. Pregnant workers are also entitled to these accommodations, such as a chair for...

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