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Know your Rights/Share Your Story: Workplace Accomodations
June 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
Join HMHBGA, A Better Balance, and the members of the Georgia Coalition for Pregnant Workers (GCPW) for a discussion on how to improve workplace accommodations for pregnant and nursing moms, including the Pregnancy Workers Fairness Act.
During the event, we will:
• discuss reasonable workplace accommodations for pregnant and postpartum mothers
• explore barriers to employment opportunities such as lack of reasonable accommodations
• and more importantly, provide a safe space for you to share your experiences and hear from others as we work towards creating healthier working environments for pregnant and postpartum people.
Did you know? About 70% of Georgia women of child-bearing age are in the workforce. Yet, there are no state-level laws in Georgia that guide workplace accommodations for employees during the pregnancy and the postpartum period. Currently, 30 states nationwide have instituted legislation to ensure women have access to such accommodations.