The Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the Amended Americans with Disabilities Act: Working Together to Protect Pregnant Workers

There’s good news for those pregnant workers who need temporary job modifications to continue working without risk to themselves or their pregnancies. The Americans with Disabilities Act was amended in 2008 to expand protections for temporarily disabled workers. These amendments, coupled with the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, mean that employers must provide reasonable accommodations for many pregnant workers who need them. View our factsheet to learn about the protections provided for pregnant employees under the law.

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