The Leadership Conference is working diligently to see that Tom Perez is confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Labor. Perez is an eminently qualified public servant and consensus builder who has dedicated his career to ensuring that all individuals are treated fairly and have the opportunity to succeed. He has served with integrity and distinction at the local, state and national level, compiling an outstanding record of achievement.
About 75 percent of women working in the United States will become pregnant at some point in their lives, so protection from discrimination before, during, and after pregnancy is an important concern for many working women.
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 prohibits employers with 15 or more employees, including state and local governments, from discriminating against you because of pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.
- Your Rights During Pregnancy and Childbirth - AFSCME
- Pregnancy Discrimination Act Frequently Asked Questions - AAUW
- Pregnancy Discrimination Facts - Workplace Fairness
- Legal Resource Kit: Pregnancy and Parental Leave - An Employment Guide (pdf) - Legal Momentum - 2005
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Resources
- Pregnancy Discrimination Overview
- Facts About Pregnancy Discrimination
- Filing a Charge of Employment Discrimination
Pregnancy Discrimination Act Resources
- Text of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act - U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- The Pregnancy Discrimination Act: Brief Background - AAUW
- Pregnancy Discrimination Charges FY 1997 - FY 2008 - U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- Pregnancy Discrimination Act: Recent Cases - AAUW