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Gov. Holcomb continues fight for workplace protections for pregnant women

Gov. Holcomb says he’s “hell-bent” on passing workplace protections for pregnant women, despite a setback in the legislature.

If you’re pregnant or have just given birth, federal regulations require your workplace to make “reasonable” accommodations for you.

Holcomb has called for more specific state protections.

Lafayette Senator Ron Alting’s bill listed a dozen potential steps, from less standing and lifting to modified uniforms and more frequent breaks.

But Senate Republicans worry the list of special accommodations could prove endless.

All but five Republicans voted to turn the proposal into a study of the issue.

A similar bill in the House didn’t even get a hearing.

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