Legislation expanding workplace protections for pregnant women signed into law

July 6, 2017

Connecticut reached an important milestone when Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed into law legislation that expands employment protections for pregnant women.

House Bill 6668, “An Act Concerning Pregnant Women in the Workplace,” will ensure reasonable accommodations are provided to employees, allowing them to work despite pregnancy limitations. It will also protect women from being discriminated against while pregnant.

HB 6668 was signed by the governor July 6 and will take effect Oct. 1, 2017. The bill was co-sponsored and co-introduced by state Rep. Robyn Porter, D-New Haven.

“Today, Connecticut reached an important milestone when Gov. Malloy signed into law House Bill 6668, which further strengthens workplace protections for pregnant women. Working women are the backbone of our community. This legislation ensures working women are able to grow and thrive – in both their personal and professional lives – by providing them with the resources needed to pursue a career while raising a family,” said Porter, chairwoman of the Labor and Public Employees Committee.