HB 505/SB 633 – NC Healthy Pregnancy Act

HB 505/SB 633 – NC Healthy Pregnancy Act

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. Carolyn Logan (D-Mecklenburg); Rep. Susan Fisher (D-Buncombe); Rep. Cooper-Suggs (D-Wilson); Rep. Amber Baker (D-Forsyth)

Primary Senate Sponsors: Sen. Natalie Murdock (D-Durham); Sen. Sydney Batch (D-Wake); Sen. Natasha Marcus (D-Mecklenburg)

Summary

This bill includes a series of provisions addressing pregnancy-related discrimination and workplace accommodations. Specifically, this bill:

  • Establishes the NC Healthy Pregnancy Act
  • Requires employers to investigate whether there are reasonable accommodations that can be made and to make reasonable accommodations as statutorily defined upon request by a qualified pregnant person.
  • Prohibits certain specified discriminatory practices by employers related to a pregnant person.
  • Permits a pregnant person aggrieved by a prohibited discriminatory practice to bring a civil action against any person/entity alleged to have committed the discriminatory practice.

Movement

HB 505

Filed – 4/8/2021

SB 633

Filed – 4/6/2021

This bill was referred to the following Senate Committees:

-Rules and Operations

 

 
 

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