More than 40 years ago, Congress passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act to protect pregnant women in the workplace. The law made it illegal for employers to consider pregnancy in decisions about hiring, firing and promotion. Yet decades after the passage of the act, pregnancy discrimination persists. Dina Bakst, co-director of A Better Balance, says that it is still a “widespread problem” and pregnancy discrimination claims have soared over the past two decades. Check out this Know Your Rights guide that Bakst consulted on so that you can be informed on what your accommodation rights are by clicking here.