Pregnant or Breastfeeding in the Workplace? Know Your Rights.

Pregnant or Breastfeeding in the Workplace? Know Your Rights.

Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace is Illegal

New York has a long and proud legacy of leading the way to protect and advance women’s rights. Discrimination against pregnant women in the workplace violates federal and New York state law, however, it is still a widely accepted practice in many businesses and industries. This blatant disregard for the law and for women's rights will not be tolerated in New York .

That's why New York State is launching an education and outreach campaign for employees to know their rights and for employers to know their responsibilities to prevent unlawful pregnancy discrimination. ‎

If you are a pregnant or breastfeeding and feel your rights have been violated call: (888-392-3644)

Know Your Rights

For Employees

Know Your Responsibilities

For Employers

Guidance: Pregnant Employees

As an employer, you may not change an employee’s terms, conditions, and privileges of employment because of the employee’s pregnancy.

Pregnant and Breastfeeding in the Workplace

Additional Resources and Guidance

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Text PREGNANT to 81336

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