According to a recent report, pregnant women are denied basic accommodations allowed for persons with disabilities. These pregnant women are forced to quit. Employers in particular deny accommodations to low wage workers who are pregnant. The report by the National Women’s Law Center and A Better Balance cites such examples as a woman at a fast food restaurant who lost her job after she being denied permission to drink water and eat snacks during her breaks. Another woman, a truck driver, was told she was too much of a liability to continue working after she became pregnant. She was fired and lost her health insurance. See CBS News report.
It is a shame we cannot do better with half our workforce.