Democratic Representative Gail Chasey and fellow Dem, Senator Liz Stefanics, are the sponsors of a measure that requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers so they may continue to work.
Tom Trowbridge reports from the Roundhouse.
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Albuquerque Representative Gail Chasey, speaking on the House floor during debate the Pregnant Worker Accommodation Act last week, pointed-out that we are in the year 2020, and pregnant workers are still unprotected under the New Mexico Human Rights Act.
Chasey’s bill would ensure that pregnant employees can continue to earn a living while maintaining a healthy pregnancy and being reassured of their job security. Chasey tried to get a similar proposal approved last year, but it never made it to the House floor.
During debate on the measure, Republican Representative Gail Armstrong of Magdalena reached-out to Representative Chasey:
Those bi-partisan comments and sentiment were evident in the roll call vote as House Bill 25 cleared the chamber on a unanimous 65-to-zero vote.
For the New Mexico News Network, I’m Tom Trowbridge