H3680: AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE MASSACHUSETTS PREGNANT WORKERS FAIRNESS ACT

SIGNED INTO LAW BY GOVERNOR BAKER ON JULY 27, 2017! 

SENATOR JOAN LOVELY, THE MAIN SENATE SPONSOR OF THE BILL, SPOKE AT THE CEREMONIAL BILL SIGNING FOR THE PWFA. SHE IS JOINED BY GOVERNOR BAKER, SENATE PRESIDENT STAN ROSENBERG, HOUSE SPEAKER ROBERT DELEO AND MANY LEGISLATIVE COLLEAGUES. 

SENATOR JOAN LOVELY, THE MAIN SENATE SPONSOR OF THE BILL, SPOKE AT THE CEREMONIAL BILL SIGNING FOR THE PWFA. SHE IS JOINED BY GOVERNOR BAKER, SENATE PRESIDENT STAN ROSENBERG, HOUSE SPEAKER ROBERT DELEO AND MANY LEGISLATIVE COLLEAGUES. 

 

Filed by Senator Joan Lovely and Rep. Dave Rogers

This bill would protect women from discrimination in the workplace due to pregnancy by prohibiting employers from choosing not to hire or from firing a worker from her job based on pregnancy. It would also require employers to provide reasonable accommodations (such as seating, break time, time for recovery) for workers who are pregnant without repercussions to the pregnant worker. It would prohibit an employer from requiring an employee to take paid or unpaid leave because of pregnancy.

For the full bill text and hearing updates, please click here.