Over 70 percent of all working women in America will become pregnant at some point in their lives (Reese, 2004). In the past, pregnant women and women with pregnancy-related issues faced considerable workplace discrimination. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act was passed by Congress in 1978 in an effort to eliminate discrimination against pregnant working women. The growth of women movements has been associated to the enactment of this law (Twomey, 2012).
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I agree with the ruling because it has set a precedence in that women cannot be discriminated or sidelined in hiring simply because a job risk of toxin exposure; this ruling has promoted the fight against gender discrimination.
Reese, G. (2004). Equity in the Workplace: Gendering Workplace Policy Analysis. Lexington Books.