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The Pregnancy Discrimination Act at 40 and the Continued Role of Lawyers
Monday, October 29, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Program Fee: Free for Members and Non-Lawyers | $15 for Non-Members

Non-lawyers: to register, please call Customer Relations at 212.382.6663.


Join the New York City Bar Association and A Better Balance as we mark the 40th Anniversary of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act with an evening discussing the role lawyers play in the continued fight to end pregnancy discrimination.

In 2018, women are still being forced to choose between their pay­check and a healthy pregnancy, especially those in low-wage and physically demanding jobs. This program will include a conversation among advocates, EEOC attorneys, litigators, and academics about the progress that has been made since the PDA’s passage, the dif­ficulties that remain, and situating pregnancy discrimination in the broader reproductive justice narrative. Participants will come away from the evening with concrete opportunities to engage in efforts to eliminate pregnancy discrimination.

Roger Juan Maldonado
, President, New York City Bar Association

Dina Bakst
, Co-Founder and Co-President, A Better Balance

Opening Remarks:
David Lopez
, Dean of Rutgers Law School and former General Counsel of the EEOC

Reva Siegel
, Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Charlotte Burrows
, EEOC Commissioner
Cynthia Calvert
, Senior Adviser, WorkLife Law, President, Workforce 21C
Dina Bakst, Co-Founder and Co-President, A Better Balance

Irin Carmon
, Senior Correspondent, New York Magazine 


Sponsoring Association Committee:
Sex & Law Committee, Mirah E. Curzer and Melissa S. Lee, Co-Chairs

Co-Sponsoring Organization:

Related Resource:

If you're interested in this program, you may be interested in this City Bar resource:
Report on legislation to require the provision of reasonable accommodations for pregnant women in the workplace

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