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Legislation Seeks Fair Treatment For Pregnant Ky. Workers

Posted at 12:14 PM, Sep 19, 2018

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)– Legislation is being filed in Kentucky, to ensure pregnant workers are given fair treatment on the job.

A press conference was held Wednesday morning in Frankfort to talk about the Kentucky Pregnant Workers’ Rights Act.

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes joined to support this legislation.

“Right now, women outnumber men across the Commonwealth in the workforce. Women are outnumbering men. We need to make sure we are realizing what the facts, what the numbers actually are and what we can do to help grow our workforce, improve our economy while supporting Kentucky families.”

The act will make sure no pregnant woman is forced out of work while pregnant when a reasonable accommodation would keep her both healthy and on the job.