Measure to Protect Pregnant Women on the Job Advances


The bill passed 57-0 and now goes to the House. It also would require employers to make reasonable accommodations based on a woman’s needs, but a boss can ask for a doctor’s note.  I have a friend in Canada who owns a business who believes that measures like this will only further allow people to discriminate against women.  By not hiring them at all…..In Canada, they have to leave a woman’s job open for one year.  At the end of the year, the person you’d hired to replace her either has to be terminated, or you could take on the replacement as a new hire.  But you have to give the woman back her job.  My friend says that the law sounds good in theory, except her counter-parts in business just steer away from hiring women of child bearing age.  It’s an interesting conversation and there doesn’t seem to be a clear answer to solve the problem.




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