Fair Employment Laws – Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.
Having a baby? Now, you may be worried about your boss’ reaction, but as a new parent, you have rights. And these rights are in place to protect you. The federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act prohibits employers with 15 or more employers from discriminating against individuals based on pregnancy or related medical conditions. Massachusetts also has enacted a similar law that applies to a broader range of employers in the state. This Employment Law Summary provides an overview of Massachusetts’ Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), which was first signed into law on July 27, 2017. This will then go into effect as of April 1, 2018. Download the PDF.