(Republished from InStyle Magazine, Nov. 21, 2019) Maternity leave isn’t going to help a woman who’s being demoralized at work and “managed out” of her job simply for getting pregnant. By Kaelyn Forde Wednesday night’s Democratic presidential debate was moderated (for the first time this campaign cycle) entirely by women, so we finally got to hear […]
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?
Elizabeth Warren’s new proposals to ensure reproductive rights are timely, radical, and necessary.
Under federal law, since 2010, women returning from maternity leave who are breastfeeding, nursing parents – are entitled to a clean, private, non-restroom, non-bathroom space in which to express milk; to take a break and to lactate on a similar schedule to what your baby would be doing, nursing, if you were home, two or three times a day. Otherwise, it’s very painful, you can develop mastitis, it may interfere permanently with your ability to breastfeed, and it’s illegal.
Here’s one thing all pregnant working women in the United States now have in every State in the Union, and that’s the right not to be treated differently, not to experience hostility, backlash, a diminution, a degradation to the terms or the conditions or the privileges of your employment because of your pregnancy, because of your childbirth, or because of a related medical condition.