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Pregnant Worker Protections Sent to New Mexico Governor

Feb. 19, 2020, 2:06 PM

Pregnant workers in New Mexico would be protected from discrimination under a measure the state Legislature has approved.

The bill, H.B. 25, also would require employers to make accommodations for pregnant workers such as adjusting their schedules or job responsibilities. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) will consider signing the measure into law after it received unanimous support in the state Senate, as it did earlier this month in the House of Representatives.

New Mexico joins a handful of states considering pregnancy workplace protections this year. Pregnancy anti-bias and accommodation laws are on the books in 27 states plus the ...

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