May 8, 2012, 8:15 am

Pregnancy is not a disability, but pregnant workers can still need protection.

Pregnancy is specifically not covered under the Americans With Disabilities Act, which requires that employers provide reasonable accommodations to disabled employees who need them to do their jobs. This is fine with most pregnant women: the idea that pregnancy is a disability raises hackles. If pregnancy is a disability, then most women (82 percent of women will be pregnant at some point during their lifetime) are periodically less abled than men. Click HERE to read more from the New York Times.