Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C,I-Melrose) introduced legislation (A.8811) earlier this year to ban discrimination in the workplace against people with families and children, including women who are pregnant. The bill, which is part of the Women’s Equality Agenda, was blocked by Assembly Democrats earlier today and now prevents this common-sense legislation from becoming law.
“Assembly Democrats missed a significant opportunity to advance a key element of their 10-point Women’s Equality Agenda by blocking this important legislation to protect parents and women who are pregnant from discrimination in the workplace,” said McLaughlin.
“No mother or father should be denied a promotion, assignment, or hire simply because they have children. That’s common sense, and it would be the law if it weren’t for Assembly Democrats putting politics before good policy.
“Assembly Democrats have chosen a hypocritical, all-or-nothing approach to women’s equality with zero room for compromise. That’s exactly the sort of Albany insider game that people are fed up with all across the state.”