I’ve never been pregnant, so I don’t know what it’s like. But in writing this blog, I called my cousin who is pregnant with her first child, due in just 2 months, and still working hard. I asked her, “What is it like to work while pregnant?” What followed was a laundry list of very reasonable complaints: she hates wearing business attire, she becomes famished or queasy without warning, and she has to use the bathroom a ton. “The baby doesn’t care if you are in a meeting,” she told me. This sounds pretty awful and, up until this year, employers didn’t have to make life any easier for their pregnant employees.
However, on January...Read More