Texas abortion law, right to choose and right to continued employment while pregnant

The United States Supreme court’s recent decision allowing the state of Texas to ban all abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, is a constitutionally invalid, discriminatory law that will greatly affect women and hurt women, particularly poor and minority women, due to the sex-based imposition on them, precluding them from controlling their own bodies.

“I Am Someone’s Daughter Too” – Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s response to Rep. Ted Yoho offers an enduring lesson on sexism and patriarchy

A rebuke of sexism in Congress from AOC has opened up a necessary conversation in the larger society. Rep. Ted Yoho has been removed from the board of Christian charity over the incident and Twitter is inundated with personal accounts of women who report how they were not raised by their families to object to the men of their households. 

“What I’ve Learned From My Pregnancy Discrimination Experience” – by Chelsey Glasson

You’ll quickly learn in vetting attorneys that there are many different approaches to fighting pregnancy discrimination legally… I highly recommend checking out Jack Tuckner’s podcast for a more comprehensive overview of your options.

Shirley Chisholm: The Original Boss Lady of American Politics

As we celebrate Black History Month, it only becomes imperative to locate the erasure of Shirley Chisholm’s contributions as a pattern – of how dominant party nominations have systematically fallen short of according the rightful spaces to women and people of color.

Candidates Finally Talked About Paid Leave — But They’re Still Missing the Point

(Republished from InStyle Magazine, Nov. 21, 2019) Maternity leave isn’t going to help a woman who’s being demoralized at work…

Can I Refuse to Travel if I’m Pregnant?

If you’re pregnant, business travel can be difficult, especially if you’re having complications. What are your legal rights and what conversation should you have with your boss?

Does my boss need to let me see my doctor when I’m pregnant?

Does your boss need to allow you time for a doctor’s appointment during the work day? If they don’t, is this discrimination? Can they impose any requirements?

Can I be fired for reporting sexual harassment?

You cannot be fired FOR reporting sexual harassment, as that’s illegal retaliation, because the sexual harassment reporting itself is protected activity under United States and your state’s civil rights laws.