Michigan Attorney General Joins Coalition To Defend Pregnant Workers’ Rights

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has united with a coalition of 23 attorneys general to uphold a rule issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforcing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) of 2022. 

Scheduled to take effect on June 18th, the PWFA mandates employers to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnant and postpartum employees. The EEOC rule broadens these accommodations to encompass conditions related to pregnancy and childbirth, including termination decisions. Nessel and the coalition oppose a lawsuit aiming to halt the rule’s implementation, arguing for the protection of pregnant workers’ rights. 

The PWFA, enacted in 2022, fills previous gaps in safeguarding pregnant and postpartum workers, especially benefiting low-income and minority workers. The EEOC’s proposed rule emphasizes comprehensive support for women’s health in the workplace.

Reporting for WGRT – Choze Powell