On Feb. 27, SHRM sent a letter to congressional leaders in support of H.R. 2694, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. SHRM believes H.R. 2694 provides important workplace protections for pregnant workers, while ensuring employers have flexibility and clarity on how best to ensure pregnant employees can remain in the workplace.
SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, and Emily M. Dickens, head of SHRM Government Affairs, wrote, “Inclusion plays an integral role in fostering mutually beneficial work environments that serve both businesses and employees. H.R. 2694 is balanced legislation, and SHRM encourages all members of the House to co-sponsor this bill.”