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.
“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.