Amy Meek

Amy Meek is a staff attorney with the Women’s and Reproductive Rights Project of ACLU’s Illinois affiliate.

Congress Banned Pregnancy Discrimination in 1978, But Having a Baby Can Still Mean Losing a Paycheck

Given that 85 percent of working women will become pregnant at least once in their careers, it doesn’t take an expert economist to understand that pregnancy discrimination isn’t just a civil rights issue, it’s a financial one. But almost four decades after the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, women in male-dominated professions and low-wage work are still fighting to parent and work.