Stewart votes to protect pregnant workers

Congressman Chris Stewart (UT-02) voted “YES” on the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, H.R. 2694<>. This bill creates a stand-alone law that requires employer to provide a reasonable accommodation to known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Following the vote, Congressman Stewart issued the following statement:
“Women shouldn’t have to make the choice between a paycheck and having a family. This bill ensures that pregnant workers are protected and reasonably accommodated in the workplace. All pregnant women deserve the right to work without the fear of losing their job.

More about the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act:

H.R. 2694 declares that it is an unlawful employment practice to:

  *   Fail to make reasonable accommodations to known limitations of such job applicants or employees, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on an entity’s business operation
  *   Deny employment opportunities based on the need of the entity to make such reasonable accommodations to an applicant or employee
  *   Require such job applicants or employees to accept an accommodation that they do not want, if such accommodation is unnecessary to perform the job
  *   Require such employees to take paid or unpaid leave if another reasonable accommodation can be provided to their known limitations
  *   Take adverse action in terms, conditions, or privileges of employment against an employee requesting or using such reasonable accommodations