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File #: 2019-1426    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 2/25/2019 In control: Committee on Human Resources
On agenda: 2/26/2019 Final action: 3/12/2019
Enactment date: 3/12/2019 Enactment #: 11
Effective date: 3/15/2019    
Title: Ordinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh City Code, Title Six Conduct, Article V Discrimination, Chapter 659 Unlawful Practices, Section ?659.02 Unlawful Employment Practices by adding language to prohibit employment discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions and events.
Sponsors: Erika Strassburger, All Members
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 06 - CONDUCT
Attachments: 1. Attachment 2019-1426
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Ordinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh City Code, Title Six Conduct, Article V Discrimination, Chapter 659 Unlawful Practices, Section ?659.02 Unlawful Employment Practices by adding language to prohibit employment discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions and events.

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WHEREAS, pregnant employees and employees seeking to become pregnant are and have historically been subject to workplace discrimination, including, but not limited to decreased hours, termination of employment, and loss of health insurance coverage, which can affect the health of their pregnancy; and,

WHEREAS, during the gestation period, pregnant individuals may experience symptoms and related medical conditions, such as nausea, morning sickness, dehydration, increased appetite, swelling of extremities, increased body temperature, and other related symptoms; and,

WHEREAS, prior to conception and the gestation period, individuals seeking to become pregnant and their partners can elect to undergo In Vitro Fertilization or other similar procedures and experience infertility or other conditions; and,

WHEREAS, conditions related to pregnancy can also occur after gestation and after childbirth to individuals and their partners. These can include, but are not limited to post-partum depression, miscarriage, lactation, recovery from childbirth, or termination of pregnancy; and,

WHEREAS, before, during, and after the gestation period and after childbirth, individuals and their partners may be required to attend or undergo appointments, procedures, tests, and other related events; and,

WHEREAS, partners, which are persons of any gender with whom a pregnant person or a person with a related medical condition has relationship of mutual emotion and/or physical support, may need to emotionally and physically support their pregnant partner, their partner who is seeking to become pregnant, or their partner who is recovering from childbirth.

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