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Iowa Senate Bill Seeks To Aid Pregnant Workers



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A Muscatine lawmaker is trying to ensure pregnant women don't lose their jobs if they're forced to stop working due to their condition.
    
Democratic Sen. Chris Brase has sponsored a measure that was approved this week by the Senate Local Government Committee and now awaits a vote on the Senate floor.
    
It would require that employers follow the medical recommendations of a pregnant employee's physician and make reasonable accommodations to enable the worker to stay on the job.
    
Unlike current law, employers couldn't force workers to use up state or federally mandated temporary medical leave, even if they can't perform all their regular duties
    
Brase says the intention is to let pregnant women remain at work by giving them less strenuous duties.
    
The Iowa Association of Business opposes the bill.
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