NJ Bill Targets Pregnancy-Based Discrimination

Law360, New York (October 2, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT) -- Legislation introduced in New Jersey on Monday would create a bright-line prohibition on workplace discrimination against women because of pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions.

The bill sponsored by state Sen. Loretta Weinberg, D-Bergen, would amend the state's powerful Law Against Discrimination to expressly bar employers from treating pregnant women less favorably than others who aren't pregnant but have similar work abilities.

Employers would also have to make reasonable accommodations for the pregnancy-related needs of such workers when they request it with the advice of their...
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