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Kentucky Pregnant Worker’s Act: What You Need to Know

Feb 14, 2020 2:41:21 PM / by Dominic Capano posted in Kentucky Pregnant Worker's Act

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On June 27, 2019, the Kentucky Pregnant Workers Act (“the Act”) took effect for the purpose of protecting all pregnant workers and ensuring they have equal access to safe working conditions. The Act, which amended the Kentucky Civil Rights Act, protects employees by extending existing protections against retaliation and employment discrimination to cover discrimination based on an employee’s pregnancy, childbirth, and other related medical conditions. Other related medical conditions include, but are not limited to, lactation or the need to express breast milk for a nursing child.

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