10:5-3.1 Findings, declarations relative to discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions.
1.The Legislature finds and declares:
a.That pregnant women are vulnerable to discrimination in the workplace in New Jersey, as indicated in reports that women who request an accommodation that will allow them to maintain a healthy pregnancy, or who need a reasonable accommodation while recovering from childbirth, are being removed from their positions, placed on unpaid leave, or fired;
b.It is the intent of the Legislature to combat this form of discrimination by requiring employers to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant women and those who suffer medical conditions related to pregnancy and childbirth, such as bathroom breaks, breaks for increased water intake, periodic rest, assistance with manual labor, job restructuring or modified work schedules, and temporary transfers to less strenuous or hazardous work; and
c.It is not the intent of the Legislature to require such accommodations if their provision would cause an undue hardship in the conduct of an employer's business.
L.2013, c.220, s.1.
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