Georgia touts itself as a national leader in attracting businesses to our state, but we also lag substantially behind the rest of the country in realizing those benefits for working families. This is why I co-sponsored the Pregnant Workers Protection Act, to better ensure that women aren’t disadvantaged in the workplace.
Businesses should be free to generate a profit, and employees should be able to provide for their families. Georgia needs a more balanced approach to economic growth under the Gold Dome. Being good for business isn’t good enough if employees can’t provide for their families, and being good for employees isn’t good enough if businesses are crippled by overly cumbersome regulations. I believe that both employers and employees must feel welcome in our state, and together we can continue to grow our economy, and build a better Georgia in our workplaces and our communities.