Employer Takeaways From NYC's New Pregnancy Law

Law360, New York (October 22, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT) -- On Oct. 2, 2013, following a unanimous New York City Council vote, Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed a bill amending the New York City Human Rights Law to require most New York City employers to reasonably accommodate pregnant workers.

Effective Jan. 30, 2014 (120 days after signing), the new law, which amends the New York City Administrative Code, prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth or a related medical condition.

While the NYCHRL already prohibits discrimination based on gender and disability, the...
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