Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed into legislation a invoice that prohibits employers from discriminating in opposition to employees based mostly on being pregnant or childbirth.
Amending the Arizona Civil Rights Act, the invoice (Home Invoice 2045) defines discrimination “due to intercourse” and “on the idea of intercourse” to incorporate discrimination on the idea of being pregnant, childbirth, or associated medical situations. The Arizona Civil Rights Act applies to employers who make use of 15 or extra staff, except for intercourse harassment claims, that are viable in opposition to an employer with even one worker.
The Arizona Civil Rights Act modification requires coated employers to deal with girls affected by being pregnant, childbirth, or associated medical situations the identical for all employment-related functions as non-pregnant staff with related limitations of their skill to work.
The modification will probably have minimal affect on Arizona employers as a result of this requirement aligns with federal legislation beneath the Being pregnant Discrimination Act and Individuals with Disabilities Act, which already apply to most Arizona employers coated by the Arizona Civil Rights Act.
The modification to the Arizona Civil Rights Act is predicted to take impact on or about July 19, 2021.