Nebraska women will no longer need to worry about losing their jobs because of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, even if complications arise.

Under the Nebraska Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (LB627) signed by Gov. Pete Ricketts on April 13th, employees will be entitled to reasonable workplace accommodations due to physical limitations caused by pregnancy-related conditions. The accommodations may include modifications to duties and schedules, lighter workloads and leaves. The bill also prohibits discrimination against pregnant women in hiring, firing and other employment decisions.

The law mandates that employers treat pregnancy-related limitations in the same way they have to treat physical limitations stemming from disability. Requested reasonable accommodations are required unless they would impose an undue hardship on the employer.