Pregnant Women Would Have Right to Demand Extra Bathroom Breaks and Other Accommodations Under Proposed City Law

November 28, 2012 – In The News
New York Daily News

Under a new city law proposed November 26, pregnant employees have the right to demand accommodations like extra bathroom breaks or a comfy chair. The bill will surpass federal law, which bars employers from firing or demoting women because of their pregnancies, but does not suggest additional accommodations.

Some groups say this bill isn’t necessary.

“It’s an issue that employers deal with every day, and we make accommodations routinely,” said Carolyn Richmond, labor counsel for the Hospitality Alliance.