Massachusetts Just Passed a Law That Gives Pregnant Women Access to Lighter Workloads

The new law will make it much harder for employers to discriminate against pregnant women too. Good news for pregnant and nursing moms in Massachusetts—they just gained a host of new protections, after state Gov. Charlie Baker signed the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. The bipartisan bill prohibits workplace and hiring discrimination related to pregnancy and nursing, and requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations for expectant and new mothers in the workplace. This includes giving them access to less strenuous workloads, modified work schedules, more frequent or longer paid or unpaid breaks, time off with or without pay and […]

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