City Council moves to protect pregnant women - News, Weather and Classifieds for Southern New England

City Council moves to protect pregnant women

Posted: Updated:
Providence City Hall Providence City Hall
PROVIDENCE -

The Providence City Council will consider legislation to protect pregnant women from workplace discrimination.

The ordinance requires that employers provide pregnant workers with reasonable accommodations to ensure their health and the health of their children.

Similar to legislation recently adopted in nine other states, the ordinance requires employers to offer pregnant workers additional break time, lighter duty, and private space for nursing.

The ordinance will be introduced at the City Council meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Powered by WorldNow

23 Kenney Drive
Cranston, R.I., 02920

Telephone: 401.455.9100
Fax: 401.455.9140
Email: news@wjar.com

Can't find something?

NBC 10 Outerwear Provided by:

NBC 10 Media Relations
Provided by:

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.