By a vote of 315 to 101, the House of Representatives Friday approved the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.
Although almost half of Republicans voted YES, the “pro-life,” “pro-family” Congressman Cline vote NO.
Cline claims to care deeply about the unborn. So why would he oppose a law that protects the unborn as well as expectant mothers?
The bill would require private-sector employers with 15 or more workers to make “reasonable accommodations” for pregnant employees. Those accommodations could come in the form of water and bathroom breaks, stools, or a reduction in lifting requirements.
The bill would also protect workers from retaliation after making those requests and from being forced into taking unpaid leave.
Similar to the Americans with Disabilities Act, employers are not required to make an accommodation if it imposes an undue hardship on an employer’s business.