NJ Senate Panel OKs Bill To Curb Pregnancy Discrimination

Law360, New York (November 08, 2013, 7:21 PM ET) -- A New Jersey Senate committee on Thursday advanced a bill that would create a bright-line prohibition on workplace discrimination against pregnant women but amended it, adding language to grant businesses more latitude.

The Senate Labor Committee unanimously passed S-2995, the Pregnant Women's Fairness Act, which would add language to the state's Law Against Discrimination to bar employers from treating pregnant women less favorably than others who aren't pregnant but have similar work abilities.

S-2995 would protect female employees affected by pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions,...
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