No woman should ever have to choose between her job and her pregnancy. But in Ohio it’s perfectly legal to deny pregnant women reasonable accommodations that let them work safely as they carry a child. It’s time for the state legislature to stand up for women workers and family values by outlawing pregnancy discrimination.
The Ohio office of Faith in Public Life has been working with all seven women in the Ohio Senate to urge passage for S.B. 301: The Ohio Pregnancy Accommodation Bill.
SB 301 would require reasonable accommodations for employees because of pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, unless it would provide an undue hardship on the employer that would require significant difficulty or expense. The most common accommodations sought by employees are relief from heavy lifting, seating during work time, and access to additional bathroom breaks.
Join us in urging Ohio legislators to protect Ohio pregnant employees!