Fact Sheets State by State Comparisons 7 minutes

First page of factsheetTwenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have passed bills or executive orders to explicitly grant pregnant employees the right to accommodations at work. Twenty-two of these laws have been passed since 2013, all with bipartisan support, and in the majority of cases with unanimous or near-unanimous support. Although the details of the laws vary from state to state, they share a core principle: a pregnant worker with a medical need for accommodation should not be pushed out of work when she can be reasonably accommodated without imposing an undue hardship on the employer. These laws affirm that no one should be forced to choose between the health of her pregnancy and her paycheck.

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