Friday, May 24, 2024

Sharyn Tejani on Pregnant Workers Fairness Act protections - PBS Wisconsin

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission associate legal counsel Sharyn Tejani explains what a new law requiring "reasonable accommodations" related to pregnancy means for employers and employees.


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thank you so much for having me.

last august, wal-mart employees in Wisconsin represented by the u. S. Equal employment opportunity commission lost a federal court case that tried to argue pregnant workers, like workers injured on the job, should receive temporary light-duty work. Now a new law requiring reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers takes effect next month. The pregnant workers fairness act passed in december as part of-trillion-dollar inflation reduction act. For more on what's being called a landmark new will you taking effect june 27th, we turn to sharyn tejani, associate legal counsel at the e. E. O. C. Thank you so much for joining us.

thank you for having me.

so in your mind, how big of a game-changer is this for pregnant workers?

it's going to be an important change for pregnant workers. Right now, unders certain laws, pregnant workers can get accommodations, but it can be difficult. This week gives pregnant workers a direct way to get an accommodation. Of course what this...

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