WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce applauded House reintroduction of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA, H.R 1065). The bill sets up an equitable process for employers and employees to work together in finding reasonable solutions to keeping pregnant employees in the workplace, which will reduce the chance for litigation. Neil Bradley, the U.S. Chamber's executive vice president and chief policy officer, released the following statement after today's bill introduction:
“The Chamber welcomes the reintroduction of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which provides needed clarity in the law and helps keep valued employees in the workplace. The strong bipartisan vote in the last Congress indicates the broad appeal of the PWFA. We are pleased to endorse this bill again and look forward to helping it get enacted.”
The Chamber will include the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act in its annual " How They Voted" scorecard and will keyvote when it comes to the floor.
Last year, the U.S. Chamber wrote to lawmakers in support of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, saying, "Employers currently face great uncertainty about whether, and how, they are required to accommodate pregnant workers…This important bill is a reminder that through good faith negotiations, legislative solutions to important questions and problems can be achieved.”