NJLAD Amendment: Pregnancy is a Protected Category

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On January 21, 2014, Governor Chris Christie signed into law the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination amendment prohibiting pregnancy discrimination in the workplace.  The amendment protects those who are “affected by pregnancy” and requires employers to provide those employees with workplace accommodations.  The amendment is effective immediately and applies to all New Jersey employers.

New Jersey employers should promptly update their employee handbooks and policies to reflect this new law.  They should also provide training for their managers to inform them of the changes this amendment entails.  Connell Foley’s employment law attorneys welcome the opportunity to assist employers in implementing these changes.