Monthly Archives: February 2012

Heavy Lifting: Pregnant Women are Forced to Carry an Extra Load in the Workforce

In the 1970s, after it became illegal to discriminate based on race, some employers responded by imposing high school education requirements for blue-collar jobs. Today, employers who want to keep women out of “men’s jobs” do something similar: they wait until workers get pregnant, and then deny them “light duty,” like desk work for a […]

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