Bill dies to require employers to make accommodations for breastfeeding and/or pregnant women

HB1 by Rep. Neil Rafferty, D-Birmingham, would have made it unlawful to refuse to make reasonable accommodations for any condition of a job applicant or employee related to pregnancy, childbirth or a related medical condition, including the need to express breast milk. Federal law already addresses making those accommodations.

The Alabama Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, as it did when Rafferty proposed it in the 2021 regular session, never received a committee vote in 2022.

On May 14, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives on a vote of 329-73 approved the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, but the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee has yet to act on the federal bill.

Leave for adoptive parents now law in Alabama

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