Indiana pregnancy accommodation proposal unlikely to advance


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) – Indiana legislators aren’t likely to revive a proposal aimed at requiring more businesses to provide workplace accommodations for pregnant women.

The bill had support from Governor Eric Holcomb. But it was rebuffed in the state by his fellow republicans earlier this month.

The bill faces opposition from business groups as possibly exposing more companies to lawsuits. It would have required Indiana business with more than 15 employees to allow pregnant women to take longer breaks, transfer to less physical work and take unpaid time off after childbirth.

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(This story was originally published on Feb. 18, 2020)

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