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Gillian Thomas

Gillian Thomas is a senior staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union Women’s Rights Project and author of Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years That Changed American Women’s Lives at Work. 


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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.

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