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Using Pregnancy Discrimination Claims to Fight Poverty

By Elizabeth M. Gedmark

Pregnancy discrimination at work can endanger a family's financial stability. Legal services attorneys can use local, state, and federal laws—such as the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act, Title VII, and the Family and Medical Leave Act—to keep working families out of poverty. Other federal and state initiatives are under way to protect pregnant and parenting workers better.

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