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Jarrett: We must end pregnancy discrimination
CNN ^ | July 20, 2014 | Valerie Jarrett

Posted on 07/20/2014 2:52:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

More than 30 years ago, Congress wisely passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. Yet today, many pregnant women still experience unfair and unnecessary challenges on the job.

Nondiscrimination has been the law of the land for over three decades, yet, in some workplaces, the standard for treatment of pregnant women has remained in the dark ages. Some are fired or demoted, with no hesitation, when a modest accommodation would allow them to continue to work and support their families.

The stories are heart-wrenching and preventable. There's the pregnant woman who was terminated when, in violation of company policy, she started carrying a water bottle on advice of her doctor to fight urinary and bladder infections.

Or the store clerk who was fired when her physician restricted her to lifting only lighter loads due to her pregnancy, even though during the course of work she rarely needed to lift heavier weights.

I vividly remember early on in my career when I was eight months pregnant, working literally around the clock, and worrying that each trip to the restroom or my need to catch the occasional catnap was causing my colleagues to question whether I could keep up....

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama; pregnancy; valeriejarrett; waronwomen
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Remind me which elected, appointed or judicial office this woman holds.
1 posted on 07/20/2014 2:52:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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Remind me which elected, appointed or judicial office this woman holds.

Regent: "A person appointed to administer a State because the Monarch is a minor, is absent or is incapacitated."

2 posted on 07/20/2014 2:54:20 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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I think it’s discriminatory that men aren’t allowed to get pregnant. ...


3 posted on 07/20/2014 2:56:35 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: COBOL2Java
Vizier, /vəˈzi(ə)r/, noun, historical noun: vizier; plural noun: viziers a high official in some Muslim countries, especially in Turkey under Ottoman rule.
4 posted on 07/20/2014 2:56:47 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The “president” speaks ...


5 posted on 07/20/2014 2:56:53 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yup


6 posted on 07/20/2014 2:57:06 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
ValJar:


7 posted on 07/20/2014 2:58:43 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

when I was eight months pregnant, working literally around the clock, and worrying that each trip to the restroom or my need to catch the occasional catnap was causing my colleagues to question whether I could keep up....

Well, Val, considering that your “colleagues” would be
the ones picking up YOUR slack, I’d say they had a real
interest in the process.


8 posted on 07/20/2014 2:59:21 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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so Jarrett is behind all the crazy things coming out of the WH


9 posted on 07/20/2014 2:59:37 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: molson209

All? Doubtful. Many? Probably.


10 posted on 07/20/2014 3:01:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Satan’s mouthpiece, the shrew named Jarrett speaks.


11 posted on 07/20/2014 3:02:32 PM PDT by A message
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I think it’s discriminatory that men aren’t allowed to get pregnant....

We should sue!

12 posted on 07/20/2014 3:02:46 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: Ken522

Why is Valerie Jarrett giving directives? Why are the ideas of a Muslim-Brotherhood-connected, EVIL, witch being promoted by CNN? Obama is too stoned to do his job? The Muslim Brotherhood will now do his job?


13 posted on 07/20/2014 3:02:46 PM PDT by abclily
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To: molson209

Jarrett and the Muslim Brotherhood are behind everything that comes out of the WH.


14 posted on 07/20/2014 3:03:56 PM PDT by abclily
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To: Vendome

The result of pushing this agenda is much higher employment rates for women over 40 relative to those of childbearing age.


15 posted on 07/20/2014 3:04:55 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

:)


16 posted on 07/20/2014 3:06:23 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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It’s all about the “war on women” drumbeat.
You’ll hear a lot more before November.


17 posted on 07/20/2014 3:09:23 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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So, Valerie, maybe businesses will just hire older women instead of listening to you, especially since it is none of your damn business!

Businesses don’t work like the government, Valerie, they have to make decisions based on what is profitable to them or close their doors.


18 posted on 07/20/2014 3:12:32 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jarrett is a pathological liar, as well as having an agenda for everything, that has nothing to do with whatever subject she raises. This being accepted as an axiom, what is she really up to?

Nothing even slightly associated with the subject at hand, of course.


19 posted on 07/20/2014 3:13:30 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe this communist Iranian nutjob plans on running for Mullahness in Chief


20 posted on 07/20/2014 3:17:23 PM PDT by dforest
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lizard Woman speaks...


21 posted on 07/20/2014 3:20:16 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pregnancy is a choice, generally speaking, that a woman (and her “mate”) make.

It is also the eventual natural state of a woman in the course of human reproduction, and in that sense it is an “involuntary” possibiity as a part of a woman’s nature.

And it comes with costs - in time and expenses, to support.

HOW MUCH of that OUGHT TO BE a woman’s responsibility, and where it affects her time and effectiveness on her employmemt, how much should be born by or assisted by the employer?

The whole of it should be by agreement between employee and employer, not legal fiat.

If one accepted Jarrets philosophical argument then you’d have to demand that employers pay for condoms for male employees AND provode them paid time off during the pregnacy of the mother of their child, wife or not.

Jarret, absolute Marxist as she is, is simply desirous of transferring all parenting responsibilities to the state or as a mandate by the state against employers, making employers mere de facto public utility extensions of the state.


22 posted on 07/20/2014 3:24:45 PM PDT by Wuli
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End pregnancy discrimination? No, we need to end this nightmare called the Obama administration
23 posted on 07/20/2014 3:24:55 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think it’s discrimination when a baby is aborted without a chance to try living~ or have a voice!


24 posted on 07/20/2014 3:27:58 PM PDT by Isabel2010
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Pregnancy discrimination” ??????

If you got hired for a 40 hour a week job, then why did you get pregnant? Who is supposed to take up the slack while you are pregnant?


25 posted on 07/20/2014 3:39:23 PM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The only thing this witch ever worked “round the clock” on was the destruction of America; and, that’s a task she in which she is still engaged.


26 posted on 07/20/2014 3:42:09 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Yeah, I just like answering absurdity with another absurdity.

My outtie is too small to pass a baby....


27 posted on 07/20/2014 3:45:48 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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Fine by me. I want em working so I don’t have to talk to em so much....


28 posted on 07/20/2014 3:48:11 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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Discrimination? Yes, we need to get man pregnant...


29 posted on 07/20/2014 3:50:40 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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working literally around the clock

Was Jar Jar working in a clock factory?

30 posted on 07/20/2014 3:54:40 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: COBOL2Java; Vendome; Ken522; tet68; molson209; A message; E. Pluribus Unum; abclily; tbw2; ...

This is actually on her desk at the White House, according to NBC.

31 posted on 07/20/2014 3:54:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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We are ruled by megalomaniacs.

!מרנא תא

32 posted on 07/20/2014 4:07:56 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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I like it. At least someone is in charge other than Obama and Biden.


33 posted on 07/20/2014 4:08:59 PM PDT by ClayinVA ("Those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it")
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To: COBOL2Java

34 posted on 07/20/2014 4:11:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pregnancy is one problem ValHar will never have to deal with.


35 posted on 07/20/2014 4:12:25 PM PDT by V K Lee
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To: molson209
She is one of Obama's advisors. He has many devout Communists advising him.
This is not a joke, and neither is she. She is a clear and present danger to America.
36 posted on 07/20/2014 4:12:53 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: V K Lee

She references a pregnancy in the article.


37 posted on 07/20/2014 4:13:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These people are insane.


38 posted on 07/20/2014 4:16:57 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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I didn’t know she had children. She’s like a ghost.


39 posted on 07/20/2014 4:17:31 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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how many pregnant staffers work 18 hour days in the WH?
How many pregnant staffers has valerie hired?


40 posted on 07/20/2014 4:17:57 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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If the employer didn't make you pregnant, I don't see why they should have to accommodate you.

The whole of it should be by agreement between employee and employer, not legal fiat

Exactly

41 posted on 07/20/2014 4:18:58 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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Oh, gimme a freaking break. Five minutes of research shows us that Valjar was born in 1956, married in 1983, and had her daughter in 1984 when she was working as a real estate attorney. She was hardly an office monkey or working in a cubicle, and I highly doubt anyone was scrutinizing her bathroom breaks or considering terminating her because she was pregnant.


42 posted on 07/20/2014 4:20:42 PM PDT by Prince of Space (Be Breitbart, baby. LIFB.)
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I believe she has 1 daughter but still that male should get a hero medal for having to procreate with Lizard Woman.


43 posted on 07/20/2014 4:22:06 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Anyone who works in a US corporation know that this claim by this dictator is nothing less than warm, moist BS.

Pregnant women are treated like royalty in US corporations.


44 posted on 07/20/2014 4:39:47 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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I think it’s discriminatory that it is so often men that pick up the slack for women who go on maternity leave and then complain that they aren’t earning as much as the man, who kept working all along, kept picking up slack left and right, working late hours to get that extra work done...


45 posted on 07/20/2014 4:41:19 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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I am 75 years old and have NEVER seen a valuable employee fired for any reason....


46 posted on 07/20/2014 5:00:50 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: Vendome

So was I.


47 posted on 07/20/2014 5:02:08 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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believe she has 1 daughter but still that male should get a hero medal for having to procreate with Lizard Woman

at night, they all look the same.....

48 posted on 07/20/2014 5:07:28 PM PDT by terycarl
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As being ‘considered past her prime’ so to speak,a pregnancy now might produce more than an unwanted off spring. If she were to have a child as did Sarah...what would the lizard woman do? Every woman should be pregnant once; and every man, too. (technology is grand!)/sarcasm


49 posted on 07/20/2014 5:12:26 PM PDT by V K Lee
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“In 1983 Jarrett married William Robert Jarrett, son of Chicago Sun-Times reporter Vernon Jarrett. She attributes her switch from a private to a public career to their daughter Laura’s birth and her own desire to do something that would make their daughter proud.[8]
To one reporter’s emailed question about her divorce, she replied, “Married in 1983, separated in 1987, and divorced in 1988. Enough said.”[8] In a Vogue profile, she further explained “We grew up together. We were friends since childhood. In a sense, he was the boy next door. I married without really appreciating how hard divorce would be.”[8]”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valerie_Jarrett


50 posted on 07/20/2014 5:24:51 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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