"Pregnant, and Pushed Out of a Job"

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In this article, Dina Bakst argues that employers need to reform their practices with regards to pregnant women. She explains the hardships that pregnant women can face such as being fired or being forced to take unpaid leave if they ask for any accommodations like to take more bathroom breaks or to stop doing heavy lifting. This is a disproportionally low-income problem, with retail and service jobs being less flexible with pregnant employees.

Bakst's argument is clearly organized, starting with her claim and each following paragraph as grounds and warrant. She uses logos to draw parallels between discrimination and disability issues and pregnancy issues; she uses pathos to emphasize the importance of a healthy and safe pregnancy. She ends her argument with a solution, to fill the gap between discrimination and disability laws to include pregnant disability discrimination laws.


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