NEW VT LAW: ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PREGNANT WORKERS

In January 2017, a bill (H. 136) was introduced in the Vermont Legislature that would ensure healthy pregnant workers in Vermont receive reasonable workplace accommodations such as having access to water, access to a stool or a chair, longer or more frequent restroom breaks, or avoiding heavy lifting. This bill was signed into law last week!

Read VCW's testimony on H.136 here.

Read VCW’s press release, New Protections for Pregnant Workers here.

Read VCW's policy brief for more information about these protections.

March of Dimes VT provided testimony and a handout.

Find A Better Balance's rundown of state action here.

Find National Women's Law Center’s fact sheet here.