Ranking Member Scott Echoes Call to Strengthen Protections for Pregnant Workers

WASHINGTON – Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) released the following statement after his colleagues’ asked the Committee on Education and the Workforce to investigate pregnancy discrimination and miscarriages at work.

“I echo my colleagues’ concerns about the New York Times’ reporting that employers are failing to appropriately accommodate the needs of pregnant workers. I am eager to work with my colleagues to further investigate this issue and to strengthen pregnancy discrimination laws to ensure companies provide reasonable accommodation and are held accountable for violating employees’ workplace safety rights. Legislation such as the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would help end this type of discrimination and promote the health and economic security of pregnant women and their families.”