New Law Makes It Illegal To Refuse Alcohol To Pregnant Women
The New York City Human Rights Commission released new guidelines to eliminate discrimination against pregnant women in the workplace and out in public.
The Commission wanted to eliminate policies that "single out pregnant individuals," according to the document. One of those guidelines says that bars can no longer refuse to serve alcohol to pregnant women.
"Unlawful policies include those that categorically exclude pregnant workers or workers who are capable of becoming pregnant from specific job categories or positions, deny entrance to pregnant individuals to certain public accommodations, or refuse to serve certain food or drinks to pregnant individuals or individuals perceived to be pregnant. Judgments and stereotypes about how pregnant individuals should behave, their physical capabilities, and what is or is not healthy for a fetus are pervasive in our society and cannot be used as pretext for unlawful discriminatory decisions."
The Commission gives specific examples of discrimination that pregnant women may face, including, "A restaurant policy that prohibits staff from serving pregnant individuals raw fish or alcohol," or "A bouncer denies a pregnant individual entrance to a bar based on the belief that pregnant individuals should not be going to bars and/or drinking alcohol."
Read all the details on the new law HERE.
Do you agree with the new law or do you think it's wrong?