Rosa L. DeLauro

12/04/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/05/2018 01:22

DeLauro, Cohen Statement on XPO Logistics New Pregnancy Accommodation Policy

WASHINGTON, DC (December 4, 2018)- Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) and Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today issued the following statements on XPO Logistics's intention to implement a new pregnancy care policy. DeLauro, Cohen, and 95 Members wrote to the House Committee on Education and the Workforceto hold a hearing on the allegations of mistreatment of employees at XPO Logistics facilities around the country.

'XPO's announcement is a welcome first step to ensure pregnant workers are provided the appropriate accommodations for their health and the health of their baby,' said Congresswoman DeLauro. 'All workers deserve to be treated with dignity and respect by their employers, not discriminated against and mistreated until their health is at risk. I look forward to ensuring the company makes good on these policies and I urge other companies to follow suit.'

'I'm encouraged that XPO Logistics has made good on its commitment to me when we met in Memphis to make substantive reforms,' said Congressman Cohen. 'I believe this is a step in the right direction, but we must continue to ensure that all workers are treated fairly, that the law reflects that and that companies across the country adhere to these core American values.'