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Maryland Improves Job Protections for Pregnant Employees

Maryland enacted a new law effective October 1, 2013, that requires employers who have more than 15 employees to provide "light duty" to pregnant employees who require reasonable accommodations at work.

This new law provides pregnant workers with greater rights than are available under federal laws. Whereas under federal laws, employers are required only that employers treat pregnant employees the same as they treat disabled employees, in Maryland, pregnant employees may now seek and receive "light duty" assignments if needed because of their pregnancy regardless of whether the employer offers light duty to other workers. The "light duty" accommodations may include changing the employee's job duties, works hours or work area.

Pregnant employees in Maryland who have asked for and been denied "light duty" at work should call Alan Lescht and Associates, PC, (202) 463-6036, to see if their rights have been violated.

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