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Thu Apr 22, 2021, 01:43 PM

Gov. Holcomb signs pregnancy accommodation bill. Advocates say Indiana should do more.

Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a bill Tuesday that would protect women who request pregnancy accommodations a measure pregnancy accommodation advocates say does not go far enough to make change.

Proponents of the bill, however, have indicated it's a good compromise between the interest of workers and businesses in Indiana.

Holcomb also made good on a promise to beef up the executive branch's own pregnancy accommodation policies, signing an executive order on Tuesday detailing what accommodations state agencies should be providing for pregnant workers, such as assistance with manual labor or more breaks.

But that won't help non government workers.

House Enrolled Act 1309 would require businesses to respond in writing in a timely fashion to pregnancy-accommodation requests made by women, but it does not require them to grant those requests.

Read more: https://www.thestarpress.com/story/news/politics/2021/04/21/gov-holcomb-signs-bill-making-pregnancy-accommodations-optional/7191109002/
(Muncie Star Press)

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