EEOC to employers: Stop discriminating against pregnant workers

Brigid Shulte writes for the Washington Post: “For the first time in more than 30 years, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued new guidelines to make clear to employers that refusing to give reasonable accommodations to pregnant workers is illegal under federal law. For example, employers could no hold it against pregnant workers who are no longer able to lift heavy objects, could not deny them bathroom breaks or demote or fire them them when they announce their pregnancies.”