What if there were laws to protect the rights of pregnant and nursing mothers at work? Well, get ready to expand your knowledge on the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (PUMP Act) and the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) that set the pace for better treatment of working mothers. Join us on this enlightening journey as we unravel the intricacies of these acts that mandate employers to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant and postpartum workers, and ensure nursing mothers get ample break times and a private space to express breast milk. We’ll delve into the key victories these laws represent for an overwhelming 9 million nursing mothers in the workplace- a ray of hope in the daunting task of juggling motherhood and work.
Our conversation doesn’t end there. We’ll dig deeper into how you, as a working mother, can leverage these acts to your benefit. From the importance of written requests for accommodations to maximizing protections through interactive processes, we’ve got you covered. However, it’s not just about knowing your rights, it’s also about holding employers accountable. So, we also shed light on the process of filing a complaint for non-compliance. Moreover, we put a spotlight on the urgent need for comprehensive paid leave policies in the US, to ensure that no mother has to choose between her job and her newborn. Wrapping up, we touch on a crucial yet often overlooked aspect of a successful business – employee engagement, loyalty, and trust. So get ready for an insightful episode packed with practical advice, informative discussions, and thought-provoking conversations about the world of working moms.
Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act
Filing Complaint under PUMP Act
Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
Filing Complaint under PWFA
2019 PEW Research Report: Among 41 countries, only U.S. lacks paid parental leave
NYTimes Article: The World ‘Has Found a Way to Do This’: The U.S. Lags on Paid Leave
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