FRANKFORT, Ky -- Bringing clarity to Kentucky law regarding pregnant women in the workplace is behind a law headed to the Kentucky Senate. A Senate committee passes SB 38, a bill that would clarify reasonable accommodations for pregnant women on the job. The measure to end discrimination by employers requires them to provide light duty or other accommodations for pregnant women including more bathroom breaks, temporary privacy space, and in use of equipment.
Testifying on behalf of the bill was Florence Police Officer Lindsay Trishler, who was pushed onto unpaid leave without any accommodation because there are no provisions in the law for it. She won a $135,000 settlement from the city to settle her claims.
SB 38 passed without opposition.