Under federal law co-sponsored by Bay Area Rep. Jackie Speyer, pregnant employees are entitled to restrictions on where they can sit, what they carry, and other reasonable benefits from their employer. Given.
The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which passed the House a year and a half ago, was stalled in the Senate until Thursday when it was added to an amendment to the year-end government appropriations bill. The vote on the amendment was 73 to 24. All negative votes were cast by Republicans, but 23 Republicans voted for the amendment and 3 did not vote. President Biden is set to sign the bill on Friday.