In a working condition

It’s better to be injured on the job than pregnant

“You know, a man could come back from a ski accident and it's like, 'Let me get you an ergonomically designed chair,' " said Dina Bakst, co-founder of a Better Balance, which advocates for low-income women and families. Pregnant women aren't so lucky. Because pregnancy isn't technically a disability, pregnant workers are often forced to endure taxing working conditions—or hit the road. Many avoid fiiing with the Human Rights Commission out of fear of backlash from the employer, or for the simple fact the ruling can take weeks to months to come through—too late for most women.  Governor Cuomo's Women's Equality Agenda hopes to change the conditions by explicitly targeting pregnancy discrimination. The bill is up for a vote later this month.

Read it at Gothamist

June 21, 2013 4:44 PM