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Babygate: How to Survive Pregnancy and Parenting in the Workplace

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Moms-to-be get tons of advice on strollers, sleep training, and post-baby workouts. What they don't get is straight talk about navigating the workplace during pregnancy and new parenthood - factors that put many women's jobs in jeopardy. That's why Babygate is essential: the first and only guide to supply parents with the tools they need to keep their jobs.

Babygate breaks down the laws on topics across the parenthood spectrum in clear, conversational language, and includes a state-by-state guide so readers know exactly how they're protected (or not) in their hometowns. Best of all, Babygate includes a road map for confronting family-responsibilities discrimination, and a concrete plan for creating a more family-friendly nation.

In Babygate, three legal experts share practical tips, real-life stories from moms and dads, and key legal information to spotlight the protections expecting and new parents have (and don't have) in the workplace. This step-by-step guide covers everything from morning sickness to maternity leave to confronting discrimination on the job. Includes quizzes, charts, checklists, sample letters to employers, and a comprehensive breakdown of individual state laws on pregnancy, parenthood, and the workplace.

Dina Bakst, Phoebe Taubman, and Elizabeth Gedmark are attorneys for A Better Balance, a legal center created to advance the rights of pregnant women and caregivers in the American workplace. A Better Balance's legislative advocacy - paired with litigation, research, public education, and technical assistance to state and local advocates - has generated new protections for millions of workers across the country.

Review:

"At the start of this how-to guide, Bakst, Taubman, and Gedmark, legal experts for workplace fairness advocacy group A Better Balance, announce that they want to reach a broader audience for the topic. Arranged in chronological order from pregnancy to parenthood, this well-organized work begins with an assessment of U.S. policy in comparison to other countries, and finds that U.S. policy is often lacking when it comes to supporting pregnancy and parenting. Bias against pregnant women and mothers, the authors claim, is still common despite anti-discrimination laws. They walk readers through the 'murky depths' of the Family Leave Act of 1993, noting that many parents are excluded due to complex eligibility requirements for unpaid leave. On the bright side, the authors report that some states have passed supplemental maternity and paternity laws, and they include a useful state-by-state guide to help readers identify their rights. Practical information on such topics as how and when to inform an employer of a pregnancy, and how to write a letter requesting pregnancy accommodations at work, is also included. The authors urge that working parents need to do their 'homework' on their legal rights; this book will, no doubt, prove to be a valuable resource. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

An essential guide to navigating the workplace during pregnancy and early parenthood, including a state-specific guide to parents rights.

Synopsis:

In Babygate, three legal experts share practical tips, real-life stories from moms and dads, and key legal information to spotlight the protections expecting and new parents have (and don't have) in the workplace. This step-by-step guide covers everything from morning sickness to maternity leave to confronting discrimination on the job. Includes quizzes, charts, checklists, sample letters to employers, and a comprehensive breakdown of individual state laws on pregnancy, parenthood, and the workplace.

Dina Bakst, Phoebe Taubman, and Elizabeth Gedmark are attorneys for A Better Balance, a legal center created to advance the rights of pregnant women and caregivers in the American workplace.

About the Author

Dina Bakst, co-president of A Better Balance, cofounded the organization to advance the legal rights of pregnant women and caregivers in the American workplace. Baksts New York Times op-ed, "Pregnant and Pushed Out of a Job," inspired the introduction of the federal Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. A veteran attorney and advocate dedicated to womens rights and economic justice, Dina lives in New York City with her husband and three daughters.

Phoebe Taubman is a senior staff attorney with A Better Balance, where she works to combat discrimination and advance family-friendly public policies at the local, state, and federal level. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and son.

Elizabeth Gedmark is an attorney with A Better Balance, and dedicates her time to empowering working families. Originally from Kentucky, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781558618619
Author:
Bakst, Dina
Publisher:
Feminist Press
Author:
Gedmark , Elizabeth
Author:
Taubman, Phoebe
Subject:
Child Care
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-Mothering
Subject:
Motherhood
Subject:
Health and Medicine-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20140831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.5 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » General
Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » Mothering
Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » Single Parenting
History and Social Science » Law » Divorce and Child Custody

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "At the start of this how-to guide, Bakst, Taubman, and Gedmark, legal experts for workplace fairness advocacy group A Better Balance, announce that they want to reach a broader audience for the topic. Arranged in chronological order from pregnancy to parenthood, this well-organized work begins with an assessment of U.S. policy in comparison to other countries, and finds that U.S. policy is often lacking when it comes to supporting pregnancy and parenting. Bias against pregnant women and mothers, the authors claim, is still common despite anti-discrimination laws. They walk readers through the 'murky depths' of the Family Leave Act of 1993, noting that many parents are excluded due to complex eligibility requirements for unpaid leave. On the bright side, the authors report that some states have passed supplemental maternity and paternity laws, and they include a useful state-by-state guide to help readers identify their rights. Practical information on such topics as how and when to inform an employer of a pregnancy, and how to write a letter requesting pregnancy accommodations at work, is also included. The authors urge that working parents need to do their 'homework' on their legal rights; this book will, no doubt, prove to be a valuable resource. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
An essential guide to navigating the workplace during pregnancy and early parenthood, including a state-specific guide to parents rights.

"Synopsis" by ,
In Babygate, three legal experts share practical tips, real-life stories from moms and dads, and key legal information to spotlight the protections expecting and new parents have (and don't have) in the workplace. This step-by-step guide covers everything from morning sickness to maternity leave to confronting discrimination on the job. Includes quizzes, charts, checklists, sample letters to employers, and a comprehensive breakdown of individual state laws on pregnancy, parenthood, and the workplace.

Dina Bakst, Phoebe Taubman, and Elizabeth Gedmark are attorneys for A Better Balance, a legal center created to advance the rights of pregnant women and caregivers in the American workplace.

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