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星期四, 7月 27, 2017

STATEMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL MAURA HEALEY ON PASSAGE OF THE PREGNANT WORKERS FAIRNESS ACT

STATEMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL MAURA HEALEY ON PASSAGE OF THE PREGNANT WORKERS FAIRNESS ACT

BOSTON – Today, Attorney General Maura Healey issued the following statement regarding passage of The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act:

“The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act is an important step towards achieving equality in the workplace. We know that 75 percent of women will be pregnant at some point in their working lives and too often they are forced out of their jobs – or forced to take absences from work – at a time when they and their families need the income and job stability the most. This law will help ensure that employers provide reasonable accommodations to address the needs of pregnant women and nursing mothers. I applaud Speaker DeLeo, Senate President Rosenberg and the House and Senate for passing this legislation, and thank Governor Baker for signing it into law today.”