The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act in a 315-101 vote on May 14. The Senate will now consider the bill, which, if passed, will require employers to reasonably accommodate workers and job applicants who need accommodations due to pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions.
Congress has been considering the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act since 2012 and even previously passed last year in the House. Meanwhile, 30 states have adopted their own versions of protections for pregnant employees.
Read the bill here.