Noem Backs Pregnancy Discrimination Amendment Act

Jun 18, 2015

South Dakota Representative Kristi Noem and two other Republican lawmakers have introduced The Pregnancy Discrimination Amendment Act. The act comes after the Supreme Court ruling on Young vs. U-P-S. Noem says the bill protects pregnant women in the workplace.

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“This bill will give us clarification into the future. And it’s very straight forward. It says that a pregnant worker ought to be given the same accommodations as a non-pregnant worker who has a temporary type disability,” says Noem,

Noem says she hopes this bill will give expectant mothers flexibility so they can continue supporting their families. The bill, introduced this week, is co-sponsored by Noem, and Representative Tim Walberg of Michigan and Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.