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Friday, May 9th, 2014
Whether you live in a warm, beachy climate or reside among subways and skyscrapers, your hometown may make up one of Tom Spiggle’s top five cities to live in if you’re working and pregnant.
Spiggle is the founder of the Spiggle Law Firm which examines pregnancy and family care discrimination in the workplace. He’s also the author of the soon-to-be-released You’re Pregnant? You’re Fired: Protecting Mothers, Fathers, and Other Caregivers in the Workplace. According to his analysis of local regulations, his ranking is as follows:
1) New York City
2) San Francisco
Discrimination against pregnant workers has been a hot topic lately. Maybe you’ve heard horror stories such as these: one woman’s maternity leave will end (that’s right, end) over a month before her baby is due–she has since filed a lawsuit against her company. Other women have been denied health accommodations, as in the case of Heather Myers, whose supervisor did not allow her to keep a water bottle accessible while working during her pregnancy–she, too, sued her employer. Spiggle noted this issue–as quoted in his report, he states, “‘Courts have held that employers don’t have to make minor accommodations at work—like allowing women to carry a water bottle to stay hydrated—to allow pregnant women to keep working. Fortunately, a lot of states and cities are stepping up to fill the gap.’”
Read Spiggle’s full report here, and learn more about maternity and paternity leave so that you’ll be prepared when your time comes!
Back in the office? Here are some tips on how to balance work and breastfeeding.
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Thursday, February 16th, 2012
Arsenic Found in Organic Baby Food, Cereal Bars
You may think you’re being extra-healthy when you chose foods labeled “organic,” but some of these products contain arsenic, a compound that may increase the risk of cancer, a new study says.
Pregnant at Work? Why Your Job Could Be at Risk
Not all employers wish their pregnant employees well: the number of pregnancy-related discrimination charges have jumped by 35% in the past decade.
Day Care: Good Care Benefits Kids 30 Years Later — And Moms Too
Research has shown that high-quality early child care can have a significant impact on children’s well-being, and now a new study in the journal Child Development finds that it’s important for Mom too.
US Doctors ‘Firing’ Parents Who Refuse to Vaccinate Children
US pediatricians fed up with parents who refuse to vaccinate their children out of concern it can cause autism or other problems increasingly are “firing” such families from their practices, raising questions about a doctor’s responsibility to these patients.
How Child Abuse Primes the Brain for Future Mental Illness
Now, in the largest study yet to use brain scans to show the effects of child abuse, researchers have found specific changes in key regions in and around the hippocampus in the brains of young adults who were maltreated or neglected in childhood. These changes may leave victims more vulnerable to depression, addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the study suggests.
15-Minute-Old Newborn Gets Pacemaker for the Heart
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The name Jaya in Hindi means victorious. And little Jaya Maharaj was just that, when she became one of the smallest recipients of a pacemaker when she was just 15 minutes old.
Monday, February 6th, 2012
Study: Child Abuse Bigger Threat than SIDS
Nearly 4,600 U.S. children were hospitalized with broken bones, traumatic brain injury and other serious damage caused by physical abuse in 2006, according to a new report.
CDC: 1 in 5 Kids Exposed to Secondhand Smoke in Cars
In the first national estimate of its kind, a report from government researchers says more than 1 in 5 high school students and middle schoolers ride in cars while others are smoking.
Woman Alleges Workplace Pregnancy Discrimination
Amy Zvovushe records conversation with human resources about resigning.
Susan Powell’s Slain Sons Were ‘Beginning to Verbalize,’ Lawyer Says
Authorities say the husband of a missing Utah woman intentionally set his home on fire Sunday, killing him and his two young sons shortly after the boys were brought to the home by a social worker for a supervised visit.
Children’s Bed-Wetting May Be Caused By Constipation
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Some children who wet their bed might be suffering from constipation, a new study finds.