Are you a working mom - single, married, or in a relationship with your partner you live with? Did you know you have rights as a pregnant woman? Well, you do; you should not fear getting fired just because you are pregnant. There is a law that helps protect pregnant woman from being fired due to their pregnancy and pregnancy needs. It is unfair for any employer to fire a woman just because she needs to assure the best possible changes of good health on her growing and developing unborn baby.
Just like Americans are protected against discrimination for their race, religion, sex, choice of sexuality, and more - you are also protected from discrimination for being pregnant.
Learn more and protect yourself - view the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of Title VII brief overview.
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Congress enacted the Pregnancy Discrimination Act amending Title VII of the Civil Rights Act to include Section 701 (k), which provides in pertinent part:
"The term `because of sex' or `on the basis of sex', includes, but are not limited to, because of or on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; and women affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions shall be treated the same for all employment-related purposes, including receipt of benefits under fringe benefit programs, as other persons not so affected but similar in their ability or inability to work, and nothing in section 703 (h) of this title shall be interpreted to permit otherwise."
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