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Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Becomes Law

MASSACHUSETTS PREGNANT WORKERS FAIRNESS ACT BECOMES LAW

On April 1, 2018, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act will become effective and require Massachusetts employers to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant employees. The Act also prohibits employers from taking adverse action against an employee who requests or uses a reasonable accommodation for the employee’s pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, denying an employment opportunity to an employee based on the need to provide such a reasonable accommodation, or refusing to hire an individual because she is pregnant. The Act expands the scope of current law, which protects pregnant employees with a pregnancy-related disability.

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