Pregnant workers' rights bill goes to governor's desk

By WEEK Producer

May 29, 2014 Updated May 30, 2014 at 11:10 AM CDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Illinois House has voted to pass a bill that would give pregnant workers new rights in the workplace.

Pregnant women would be given reasonable accommodations on the job such as longer bathroom breaks and extended time off after childbirth.

The bill now goes to Governor Pat Quinn who has already voiced his support.

If passed, the bill would become effective beginning in 2015.

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