Attorney General Bob Ferguson today released a guide for employees and employers on specific civil rights that pregnant employees have under Washington state law.
The guide, available as a flyer in both Spanish and English, lays out the accommodations an employer must provide nder a law passed in 2017 for employers with 15 or more employees.
The flyer outlines what pregnancy accommodation laws are, the rights that pregnant employees have in the workplace, which practices are prohibited for employers and how pregnant employees can report pregnancy accommodation violations.
“A pregnant employee does not have to choose between her job and her health,” said Ferguson. “The law provides protections for pregnant employees, and it’s important that they know their rights. If employers do not respect these rights, my office will hold them accountable.”
In 2017, the Legislature passed the Healthy Starts Act. The act provides civil rights protections to pregnant employees at workplaces with more than 14 employees. Every employer must allow the following accommodations for pregnant employees,

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