U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division
U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Tennessee Department of Health Division of Family Health and Wellness

What: “Working Mothers: What to Expect from Your Employer When You’re Expecting” webinar

When:      July 11, 2023, 1-3 p.m. CDT  

Where: Register online to attend the webinar

Background: The U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is presenting an online webinar to review the rights of new and expecting mothers to workplace protections.  Presenters from the department’s Wage and Hour Division and its Women’s Bureau, the EEOC and Tennessee Department of Health Division of Family Health and Wellness will provide information to workers, worker advocates and other stakeholders on federal and Tennessee state laws that protect new and expectant mothers from discrimination, allow time off for the birth or adoption of a child, and make certain nursing workers can take breaks to express breast milk while at work.

There is no cost to attend but registration is required. The webinar will help workers understand their legal protections and how to talk to their employers and assert their rights. The webinar will also equip advocates with information to assist new and expectant mothers seeking to assert their workplace rights.   

As part of its efforts, the department has created fact sheets on birth and bonding and job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. 

Learn more about the Wage and Hour Division, or the Women’s Bureau. Workers can call the Wage and Hour Division confidentially with questions – regardless of their immigration status – and the department can speak with callers in more than 200 languages. 

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