New Law Set to Affect Pregnant Workers Will Take Effect Soon

(Springfield, IL) — A new law taking effect at the beginning of next month protects the rights of pregnant workers in Illinois. State Department of Human Rights Director Rocco Claps says the law bans businesses from discriminating against pregnant employees. Claps urges pregnant workers to communicate with their employers about any reasonable accommodations they might need, such as a stool to sit on or an extra break. For more information on this new law and how to file a complaint, visit illinois.gov/idhr.