Improving Anti-Discrimination Regs for Women in the Workplace

June 7, 2017

The Governor signed HB 6668, An Act Concerning Pregnant Women in the Workplace. It strengthens current protections for pregnant women under the state’s anti-discrimination law. I’m happy to have supported this legislation and to see it become law.

Under the legislation, employers would be required to make reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees, such as being allowed to sit while working or taking more frequent breaks. It would also prohibit limiting or segregating an employee in a way that would deny her employment opportunities due to her pregnancy and forcing a pregnant employee to accept an accommodation if she does not need one.