On July 27, 2017, Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker signed into law “An Act Establishing the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.” The new law (i) prohibits discrimination against employees on the basis of pregnancy or a condition related to pregnancy and (ii) requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to expectant and new mothers in the workplace.

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act does not go into effect until April 1, 2018; at which time Massachusetts employers will be required to provide written notice to employees of their rights under the Act.

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