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New Law Strengthens Protections for Pregnant Employees in the Workplace

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, June 26, 2023 4:13 pm

NEVADA – Starting tomorrow, a new law called the “Pregnant Worker Fairness Act” will enhance federal regulations concerning pregnant employees.

This law applies to employers with 15 or more workers and ensures equal treatment for all pregnancies, regardless of the level of risk.

It emphasizes that pregnant workers, even those without a pregnancy-related disability, are entitled to reasonable accommodations. These accommodations could range from adjusted work schedules to closer parking spots.

The responsibility lies with the employee to inform their supervisors of their pregnancy, and accommodations can be negotiated between both parties.

State and federal agencies overseeing employment laws have indicated that providing reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees is generally not considered an undue hardship.

This legislation aims to protect the rights of pregnant workers and foster a more inclusive and supportive work environment.

Credits: KOLOTV

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