"Any mother-to-be who buys "What to Expect When You're Expecting" should pick up a copy of "Babygate." It offers indispensable advice to allow working parents to stay on the job and is a blueprint for change in the coming work-family revolution."--Anne-Marie Slaughter, author of "Why Women Still Can't Have It All"
"A Better Balance, one of the outstanding defenders of parents' legal rights in the United States, has given us an indispensable guide with "Babygate." No new parent should leave the hospital without it "--Ann Crittenden, Pulitzer Prize nominee and author of "The Price of Motherhood"
"If you're a working parent, you need "Babygate"--an invaluable and humane guide for expecting and new parents about their legal and economic rights in the American workplace."--Katrina vanden Heuvel, publisher of the "Nation"
In "Babygate," three legal experts share practical tips, real-life stories from moms and dads, and key legal information to spotlight the protections expecting and new parents have (and don't have) in the workplace. This step-by-step guide covers everything from morning sickness to maternity leave to confronting discrimination on the job. Includes quizzes, charts, checklists, sample letters to employers, and a comprehensive breakdown of individual state laws on pregnancy, parenthood, and the workplace.
Dina Bakst, Phoebe Taubman, and Elizabeth Gedmark are attorneys for A Better Balance, a legal center created to advance the rights of pregnant women and caregivers in the American workplace.