Beyond Maternity Leave: Prioritizing the Health and Well-being of Pregnant Workers

If you work for a company that offers any range of benefits, it is likely the organization also offers generous time off for expecting mothers. But does the employer have inclusive hiring practices and considerations for pregnant workers while they are on the job?

According to a 2022 survey from the Bipartisan Policy Center and Morning Consult, 1 in 5 mothers have experienced pregnancy discrimination in the workplace, with millennials being 18% more likely to witness bias than Gen Xers (9%) and Baby Boomers (7%). In some cases, this has led mothers (21% of respondents) to fear telling their employer about their pregnancy because they believe they will discriminate against them or retaliate in some way.

Pregnancy discrimination isn’t a new phenomenon. And people are paying attention.

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