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Pregnant Women Are Losing Their Babies on the Job and Many Employers Don’t Care

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Lifting and bending are associated with an increased risk of miscarriage, but supervisors are denying their pregnant reports' requests for lighter loads.

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If a pregnant woman in a physically demanding job requests lighter duty, does her employer have to honor the request? Not necessarily. Not even if she has a doctor’s note. Not even if that doctor’s note says she’s at high risk for a miscarriage. Not even if she’s already bleeding all over the floor.

That’s because the (PDA), which celebrates its 40th anniversary

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