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Governor Quinn Statement on the Passage of Job Protection for Pregnant Women

SPRINGFIELD–(ENEWSPF)–April 10, 2014.  Governor Pat Quinn today issued the following statement about the Illinois House passage of House Bill 8, which provides job protection for working pregnant women:

“No woman should have to decide between keeping her job or keeping her baby. I commend Representative Mary Flowers for championing this bill and securing its passage in the House.

“The legislation requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for all working pregnant women, including part-time and full-time employees. These protections will ensure healthier women and babies, and a stronger workforce across our state.

“I urge the Senate to quickly pass this important bill.”

Source: illinois.gov

 

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