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EMPLOYMENT PROTECTIONS FOR WORKERS WHO ARE
PREGNANT OR NURSING

Workers in all states and territories are protected by federal employment laws, including the laws described below the map.

States may also pass laws that give specific protections and rights to workers, but they may not reduce or limit the protections provided by federal laws. The map shows which U.S. States have laws, statutes and/or interpretative case law that specifically prohibit pregnancy discrimination and/or that mandate support of nursing mothers expressing milk in the workplace.



 

State Pregnancy Discrimination Law

 

Both Types of State Law

 

State Law Protecting Workplace Lactation/ Breastfeeding

 

Neither (Only Federal Law Applies)




Use the drop down menu and select a particular state, and contact information will be provided on where to go to get specific details on each state’s respective laws. The information provided on this website should not be considered legal advice.  For specific information on your legal rights, an attorney should be consulted.

Please note, this information will be updated regularly to reflect changes in state law. However, this is a dynamic process and the information on the website may not always reflect the most current or immediate changes. Therefore, we have added direct links to contacts in the states as an additional source of information. We will continue to add new resources to this site as information becomes available.

Furthermore, the following resources include information created and maintained by other public entities and private organizations. Please be aware that the Department of Labor and the Women’s Bureau do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of this outside information. The inclusion of the following resources is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed or products or services offered by the author of the reference or the organization operating the site on which the reference is maintained.

The major federal laws that afford workplace protections and employment rights for workers who are pregnant or nursing are:

  1. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act [1964]

    What is covered? Title VII makes it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or sex.

    Who is covered? Title VII’s protections cover employees who work for an employer having at least 15 employees, including state and local governments. Title VII also applies to employment agencies, training programs and labor organizations, as well as to the federal government.

    For additional information see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/statutes/titlevii.cfm

  2. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act [1978]

    What is covered? The PDA amended Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to make employment discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions constitute sex discrimination under Title VII. Women who are pregnant or affected by pregnancy-related conditions must be treated in the same manner in all terms and conditions of employment as other applicants or employees with similar abilities or limitations.

    Who is covered? Like Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the PDA’s protections cover the same employees and employers as title VII.


    Terms and Conditions of Employment
    This law prohibits an employer from refusing to hire a woman because of a pregnancy-related condition as long as she is able to perform the major functions of her job, or treating a pregnant applicant or worker differently in any terms and conditions of work because of her pregnancy, or a pregnancy-related condition.

    Pregnancy and Maternity Leave
    An employer may not single out pregnancy-related conditions for special procedures to determine an employee's ability to work. However, if an employer requires all of its employees to submit a doctor's statement concerning their inability to work before granting leave or paying sick benefits, the employer may require employees affected by pregnancy-related conditions to submit such statements.

    If an employee is temporarily unable to perform her job because of her pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, the employer must treat her the same as any other temporarily disabled employee. For example, if the employer allows temporarily disabled employees to modify tasks, perform alternative assignments, or take disability leave or leave without pay, the employer also must allow an employee who is temporarily disabled because of pregnancy to do the same.

    Pregnant employees must be permitted to work as long as they are able to perform their jobs. If an employee has been absent from work as a result of a pregnancy-related condition and recovers, her employer may not require her to remain on leave until the baby's birth. An employer also may not have a rule that prohibits an employee from returning to work for a predetermined length of time after childbirth.

    Employers must hold open a job for a pregnancy-related absence the same length of time they would hold jobs open for employees on sick or disability leave.

    Health Insurance
    Any health insurance provided by an employer must cover expenses for pregnancy-related conditions on the same basis as costs for other medical conditions. An employer need not provide health insurance for expenses arising from abortion, except where the life of the mother is endangered by the pregnancy or where medical complications have arisen from an abortion.

    Pregnancy-related expenses should be reimbursed exactly as those incurred for other medical conditions, whether payment is on a fixed basis or a percentage of reasonable-and-customary-charge basis.

    The amounts payable by the insurance provider can be limited only to the same extent as amounts payable for other conditions. No additional, increased or larger deductible can be imposed.

    Fringe Benefits
    If an employer provides any benefits to workers on leave, the employer must provide the same benefits for those on leave for pregnancy-related conditions.

    Employees on leave because of pregnancy-related conditions must be treated the same as other temporarily disabled employees for accrual and crediting of seniority, vacation calculation, pay increases and temporary disability benefits.

    For additional information see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: : http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/statutes/pregnancy.cfm

  3. The Nursing Mothers Break Time Provision of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act), 2010

What is covered?
This law requires employers to provide reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for one year after the child’s birth each time such employee has need to express the milk. Employers are not required to compensate employees for such time. Employers are also required to provide a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public, which may be used by an employee to express breast milk.

Who is covered?
The Affordable Care Act amended section 7 of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), creating a nursing mothers break time provision for employees who are not exempt from section 7, which includes the FLSA’s overtime pay requirements. Employers with fewer than 50 employees are not subject to the nursing mothers break time requirement if compliance with the provision would impose an undue hardship.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Federal Government Resources

U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources
Office of Women’s Health

Going Back to Work – Information on Breastfeeding
http://www.womenshealth.gov/breastfeeding/going-back-to-work/index.html

U.S. Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division – Break Time for Nursing Mothers
http://www.dol.gov/whd/nursingmothers/

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC
Pregnancy Discrimination Information
http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/pregnancy.cfm

Non-federal Government Resources
Please note, the following resources include information created and maintained by private organizations.
Please be aware that the Department of Labor and the Women’s Bureau do not control or guarantee the
accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information. The inclusion of the
following resources is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views
expressed or products or services offered by the author of the reference or the organization operating the
site on which the reference is maintained.

Organization: Legal Momentum
Pregnancy Discrimination, Breastfeeding and Leave (Including State Information)
https://www.legalmomentum.org/state-state-map-pregnancy-discrimination-laws-breastfeeding-and-leave-rights

Organization: National Conference of State Legislatures
Breastfeeding information (Including State Information)
http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/breastfeeding-state-laws.aspx#State

Organization: Workplace Fairness
Pregnancy Discrimination Information (Including State Information)
http://www.workplacefairness.org/pregnancy

Organization: US Breastfeeding Committee
Breastfeeding and Work Information
http://www.usbreastfeeding.org/Employment/WorkplaceSupport/WorkplaceSupportinFederalLaw/tabid/175/Default.aspx

June 23, 2014

Alabama Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

ALABAMA

No state specific laws

For additional information:

Department of Human Resources, Office of Equal Employment and Civil Rights 
50 North Ripley Street
Montgomery, AL 36130
Phone: (334) 242-1550
http://www.dhr.state.al.us/directory/EECR_Programs.aspx

State of Alabama
Office of the Attorney General
501 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: (334) 242-7300
http://www.ago.state.al.us/


Alaska Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

ALASKA

Pregnancy:
Link to statute:
http://www.legis.state.ak.us/basis/folioproxy.asp?url=http://wwwjnu01.legis.state.ak.us/cgi-bin/folioisa.dll/stattx07/query=*/doc/%7b@9085%7d

For additional information:
Alaska State Commission for Human Rights
800 A Street, Suite 204
Anchorage, AK 99501-3669
Phone: (907) 274-4692
Toll Free: (800) 478-4692
http://humanrights.alaska.gov/

State of Alaska Office of the Attorney General
1031 W. 4th Ave., Suite 200
Anchorage, AK 99501-5903
Phone: (907) -465-3600
www.law.alaska.gov/consumer


Arizona Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

ARIZONA

Pregnancy:
Link to case: http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=11929247850166285172&hl=en&as_sdt=6&as_vis=1&oi=scholarr

For additional information:
Arizona Office of the Attorney General – Civil Rights Division

1275 West Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2926
Phone: (602) 542-5025 
https://www.azag.gov/complaints/civil-rights


Arkansas Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

ARKANSAS

Pregnancy:
Link to statute: http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/1993/R/Acts/962.pdf

Breastfeeding:
Link to statute: ftp://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/acts/2009/Public/ACT621.pdf

For additional information:
Arkansas Fair Housing Commission

101 East Capitol Avenue, Suite 212
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Phone: (501) 682-FAIR (3247)
Toll Free: (800) 340-9108 (Arkansas only)  
www.fairhousing.arkansas.gov/

Arkansas Office of the Attorney General
323 Center Street, Suite 200
Little Rock AR 72201
Phone: (501) 682-2007
www.ag.arkansas.gov/


California Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

CALIFORNIA

Pregnancy:
Link to statute: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=gov&group=12001-13000&file=12940-12951

Breastfeeding:
Link to statute: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=lab&group=01001-02000&file=1030-1033

For additional information:
California Department of Fair Employment and Housing
2014 T Street, Ste.  210
Sacramento, CA 95814-6835
Phone: (800) 884-1684 (California only)
http://www.dfeh.ca.gov/

State of California Office of the Attorney General
1300 "I" Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-2919
Phone: (916) 445-9555
http://oag.ca.gov/


Colorado Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

COLORADO

Pregnancy:
Link to statute: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite?blobcol=urldata&blobheadername1=Content-Disposition&blobheadername2=Content-Type&blobheadervalue1=inline%3B+filename%3D%22Colorado+Anti-Discrimination+Act+statutes+-+unofficial.pdf%22&blobheadervalue2=application%2Fpdf&blobkey=id&blobtable=MungoBlobs&blobwhere=1251818317123&ssbinary=true

Breastfeeding:
Link to statute: http://tornado.state.co.us/gov_dir/leg_dir/olls/sl2008a/sl_106.htm

For additional information:
Colorado Civil Rights Division
1560 Broadway, Room 1050
Denver, CO 80202-5143
Phone: (303) 894-2997
http://www.dora.colorado.gov/crd

Colorado State Office of the Attorney General
Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center
1300 Broadway, 10th Floor
Denver, Colorado 80203
Phone: (720) 508-6000
http://oag.ca.gov/


Connecticut Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

CONNECTICUT

Pregnancy:
Link to statute: http://www.cga.ct.gov/2011/pub/chap814c.htm#Sec46a-60.htm

Breastfeeding:
Link to statute: http://www.cga.ct.gov/current/pub/chap_557.htm#sec_31-40w

For additional information:
Connecticut Office of Human Rights and Opportunities
25 Sigourney Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 541-3400
Toll Free: (800) 477-5737 (Connecticut only)
http://www.ct.gov/chro/

Connecticut Office of the Attorney General
55 Elm Street
Hartford, CT  06106
Phone: (860) 808-5318
www.ct.gov/ag/


Delaware Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

DELAWARE

Pregnancy:
Link to statute: http://dia.delawareworks.com/discrimination/pregnancy.php

For additional information:

Delaware Division of Human Relations
20 N. French Street
8th Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: (302) 577-5287
http://statehumanrelations.delaware.gov/index.shtml

Delaware Office of the Attorney General
Delaware Department of Justice
Carvel State Building
820 N. French St.
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone:  (302) 577-8400
http://attorneygeneral.delaware.gov/index.shtml


District of Columbia Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Pregnancy:
Link to statute:
http://ohr.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/ohr/publication/attachments/LawsAndRegs-HumanRightsAct-1977-English.pdf

Breastfeeding:
Link to statute:
http://dccode.elaws.us/gateway/codepdf/title2/chapter2-14/1753-01-01/chapter2-14(1753-01-01).pdf

For additional information:

District of Columbia Office on Human Rights
441 4th Street NW, Suite 570 North
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 727-4559
http://ohr.dc.gov/

District of Columbia Office of the Attorney General
441 4th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 727-3400
http://oag.dc.gov/


Florida Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

FLORIDA

Pregnancy:
Link to statute: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0100-0199/0110/Sections/0110.221.html

For additional information:

Florida Commission on Human Relations
2009 Apalachee Parkway, Suite 100
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: (850) 488-7082
Toll-Free: (800) 342-8170
 http://fchr.state.fl.us

Florida Office of the Attorney General
Office of Attorney General
State of Florida
The Capitol PL-01
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1050
Phone: (850) 414-3990
http://myfloridalegal.com


Georgia Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

GEORGIA

No state specific laws

For additional information:

Georgia Office on Equal Opportunity
2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, S.E.
West Tower-Suite 1002
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Phone: (404)-651-6458
http://gceo.state.ga.us/

Georgia Office of the Attorney General
40 Capitol Square, SW
Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 656-3300
http://law.ga.gov/


Hawaii Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

HAWAII

Pregnancy:
Link to statute: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/hrscurrent/Vol07_Ch0346-0398/HRS0378/HRS_0378-.htm

Breastfeeding:
Link to statute: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/hrscurrent/vol07_ch0346-0398/HRS0378/HRS_0378-0002.htm
For additional information:

Hawaii Civil Rights Commission
830 Punchbowl Street, Room 411
Honolulu, HI  96813
Phone: Oahu:  (808) 586-8636
Kaua’i: 274-3141, Ext. 6-8636
Maui: 984-2400, Ext. 6-8636
Hawai’i: 974-4000, Ext. 6-8636
Lana’I and Moloka”1: 1(800) 468-4644, Ext. 6-8636
http://labor.hawaii.gov/hcrc/

Hawaii Office of the Attorney General
425 Queen Street
Honolulu, HI  96813
Phone:  (808) 586-1500
http://ag.hawaii.gov/


Idaho Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

IDAHO

Pregnancy:
Link to case: http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=5392097044919010898&hl=en&as_sdt=6&as_vis=1&oi=scholarr
For additional information:

Idaho Commission on Human Rights
Boise, ID 83735-0660
Phone: (208) 334-2873
Toll Free: (888) 249-7025
http://humanrights.idaho.gov/

Idaho Office of the Attorney General
State of Idaho
Office of the Attorney General
700 W. Jefferson Street, Suite 210
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, Idaho, 83720-0010
Phone: (208) 334-2400
http://www.ag.idaho.gov/index.html


Illinois Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

ILLINOIS

Pregnancy:
Link to statute: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs4.asp?ActID=2266&ChapterID=64&SeqStart=600000&SeqEnd=1200000

Breastfeeding:
Link to statute: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=2429&ChapAct=820%26nbsp%3BILCS%26nbsp%3B260%2F&ChapterID=68&ChapterName=EMPLOYMENT&ActName=
Nursing+Mothers+in+the+Workplace+Act%2E


For additional information:

Illinois Human Rights Commission
James R. Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph Street, Suite 5-100
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Phone: (312) 814 – 6269
https://www2.illinois.gov/ihrc/

Springfield Office
William G. Stratton Office Building
Suite 802
Springfield, Illinois 62706
Phone: (217) 785-4350
https://www2.illinois.gov/ihrc/

Illinois Office of the Attorney General
100 West Randolph Street
Chicago, IL  60601
Phone: (312) 814 3000
http://illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/


Indiana Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

INDIANA

Breastfeeding:
Link to statute: http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/code/title5/ar10/ch6.html

For additional information

Indiana Civil Rights Commission
100 North Senate Ave
Indiana Government Center North
Room N103
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 232-2600
Toll Free: 1-(800) 628-2909
http://www.in.gov/icrc/index.htm

Indiana Office of the Attorney General
Indiana Government Center South
301 W. Washington Street, 5th Floor
Indianapolis, IN  46201
Phone: (317) 232-6201
http://www.in.gov/attorneygeneral/


Iowa Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

IOWA

Pregnancy:
Link to statute:http://coolice.legis.iowa.gov/Cool-ICE/default.asp?category=billinfo&service=IowaCode&input=216.6

For additional information:

Iowa Civil Rights Commission
Grimes State Office Building
400 E. 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0201
Phone: (515) 281-4121
Toll Free: 1 (800) 457-4416
https://icrc.iowa.gov/

Iowa Office of the Attorney General
1305 E. Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: (515) 281-5164
http://www.iowaattorneygeneral.gov/


Kansas Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

KANSAS

No state specific laws

For additional information:

Kansas Office of Attorney General
120 SW 10th Ave., 2nd Floor
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: (785) 296-2215
Toll Free: (888)-428-8436 (Kansas only)
http://ag.ks.gov


Kentucky Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

KENTUCKY

Pregnancy:
Link to statutes: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/Statutes/statute.aspx?id=32605
http://www.lrc.ky.gov/statutes/statute.aspx?id=32604

For additional information:

Kentucky Commission on Human Rights
332 W. Broadway, 14th Floor
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (502) 595-4024
Toll free: (800) 292-5566
http://kchr.ky.gov/
 
Kentucky Office of the Attorney General
700 Capitol Avenue, Suite 118
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Phone: (502) 696-5300
http://ag.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx


Louisiana Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

LOUISIANA

Pregnancy:
Link to statute: http://legis.state.la.us/lss/lss.asp?doc=83884&showback=

For additional information:

Louisiana Commission on Human Rights
1001 N. 23rd St., Suite 268
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
Phone: (225) 342-6969
http://www.gov.state.la.us/HumanRights/humanrightshome.htm

Louisiana Office of the Attorney General
1885 N. Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA  70802
225-326-6079
http://www.ag.state.la.us/


Maine Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

MAINE

Pregnancy:
Link to statute: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/5/title5sec4572-a.html
Breastfeeding:
Link to statute: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/26/title26sec604.html

For additional information:

Maine Human Rights Commission
51 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Phone: (207) 624-6290
http://www.maine.gov/mhrc/

Maine Office of the Attorney General
6 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Phone: (207)-626-8800
http://www.maine.gov/ag/


Maryland Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

MARYLAND

Pregnancy:
Link to statute: http://law.justia.com/codes/maryland/2010/state-government/title-20/subtitle-6/20-606
Link to case law: http://www.mdd.uscourts.gov/Opinions/Opinions/Ferdinand-Davenport05oct10.pdf

For additional information:

Maryland Commission on Civil Rights
6 Saint Paul Street, Suite 900
Baltimore, Maryland 21202-1631
Phone: (410) 767-8600 
Toll Free: (800) 637-6247 
http://mccr.maryland.gov

Maryland Office of the Attorney General
200 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 576-6300
Toll Free: (888) 743-0023 (Maryland only)
http://www.oag.state.md.us/


Massachusetts Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

MASSACHUSETTS

Pregnancy:
Link to statute: https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleXXI/Chapter151b/Section4
Link to case law: http://masscases.com/cases/sjc/375/375mass160.html

For additional information:

Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General
Civil Rights Division
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108-1518
Phone: (617) 727-8400
http://www.mass.gov/ago/bureaus/public-protection-and-advocacy/the-civil-rights-division/


Michigan Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

MICHIGAN

Pregnancy:
Link to statute: http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(fnle5yb0qio5ex55f0oh5545))/mileg.aspx?page=getObject&objectname=mcl-37-2202

For additional information:

Michigan Department of Civil Rights  -
 Lansing Executive Office
Capitol Tower Building
110 W. Michigan Ave., Ste. 800
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: (517) 241-6300
http://www.michigan.gov/mdcr

Michigan Office of theAttorney General
G. Mennen Williams Building, 7th Floor
525 W. Ottawa St.
P.O. Box 30212
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (517) 373-1110
http://www.michigan.gov/ag/


Minnesota Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

MINNESOTA

Breastfeeding:
Link to statute:https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/?id=181.939

For additional information:

Minnesota Department of Human Rights
Freeman Building
625 Robert Street North
Saint Paul MN 55155
Phone: (651)539-1100
Toll Free: (800) 657-3704
http://mn.gov/mdhr/

Minnesota Office of the Attorney General
1400 Bremer Tower
445 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, MN 55101-2131
Phone: (651) 296-3353
Toll Free: 800-657-3787
Web: http://www.ag.state.mn.us/


Mississippi Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

MISSISSIPPI

Pregnancy:
Link to statute: http://www.spbrez.ms.gov/SPB%20Documents/SPB/Policy%20Proc/PPM%207%20-%20Employee%20Relations.pdf

Breastfeeding:
Link to statute: http://law.justia.com/codes/mississippi/2010/title-71/1/71-1-55

For additional information:

Mississippi Department of Employment Security
Office of the Governor
1235 Echelon Parkway
P.O. Box 1699
Jackson, MS 39215-1699
Phone: (601) 321-6000
http://mdes.ms.gov/

Mississippi Office of the Attorney General
Walter Sillers Building
550 High Street, Suite 1200
Jackson, MS 39201
Phone: (601) 359-3680
http://www.ago.state.ms.us/


Missouri Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

MISSOURI

Pregnancy:
Link to statute: http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/chapters/chap213.htm

For additional information:

Missouri Commission on Human Rights
3315 W. Truman Blvd., Rm 212
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1129
Phone: 573-751-3325
Toll Free: (877)-781-4236 (Missouri only)
http://labor.mo.gov/mouhumanrights

State of Missouri of the Attorney General
Supreme Court Building
207 W. High St.
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: 573-751-3321
https://www.ago.mo.gov/


Montana Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

MONTANA

Pregnancy:
Link to statute: http://leg.mt.gov/bills/mca/49/2/49-2-310.htm

Breastfeeding:
Link to statute: http://leg.mt.gov/bills/mca/39/2/39-2-215.htm

For additional information:

Montana Human Rights Bureau
Human Rights Bureau
625 11th Avenue
Helena MT, 59624-1728
Phone: (406) 444-2884
Toll Free: (800) 444-2884 (Montana only)
http://erd.dli.mt.gov/human-rights

Montana Office of the Attorney General
Department of Justice
P.O. Box 201401
Helena, MT 59620-1401
Phone: (406) 444-2026
https://doj.mt.gov/


Nebraska Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

NEBRASKA

Pregnancy:
Link to statute: http://www.neoc.ne.gov/FepaLawText.html

For additional information:

Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission
Nebraska State Office Building
301 Centennial Mall South, 5th Floor
PO Box 94934
Lincoln, NE 68509-4934
Phone: (402) 471-2024
Toll Free: (800) 642-6112
Web: http://www.neoc.ne.gov//

Office of the Attorney General
2115 State Capitol, room 2115.
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-2682
Web: http://www.ago.ne.gov/


Nevada Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

NEVADA

Pregnancy:
Link to statute: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-613.html#NRS613Sec330

For additional information:

Equal Rights Commission

Las Vegas
1820 East Sahara Avenue
Suite 314
Las Vegas, NV  89104
Phone: (702) 486-7161

Northern Nevada
1325 Corporate Blvd.
Room 115
Reno, NV  89502
Phone: (775) 823-6690
Web: http://detr.state.nv.us/nerc.htm

 

Office of the Attorney General
Carson City Office
100 North Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701
Phone: 775-684-1100
Web: http://ag.nv.gov/


New Hampshire Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Pregnancy:
Link to statute: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/XXXI/354-A/354-A-7.htm

For additional information:

New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights
2 Chenell Drive Unit 2
Concord, NH 03301-8501
Phone: (603) 271-2767
Web: http://www.nh.gov/hrc/

Office of the Attorney General
33 Capitol Street
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-3658
Web: http://doj.nh.gov/


New Jersey Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

NEW JERSEY

Pregnancy:
Link to statute: http://legiscan.com/NJ/text/S2995/2012

For additional information:

New Jersey Civil Rights Commission
140 East Front Street
6th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08625-0090
Phone: 609-292-4605
Web: http://www.nj.gov/oag/dcr/localcontact-offices.html

New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, Division on Civil Rights
140 East Front Street
6th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08625-0090
Phone: 609-292-4605
Web: http://www.nj.gov/oag/dcr/index.html


New Mexico Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

NEW MEXICO

Pregnancy:
Link to statute: http://law.justia.com/codes/new-mexico/2006/nmrc/jd_28-1-7-bcb3.html
Link to case: http://law.justia.com/cases/new-mexico/supreme-court/1990/18790-0.html

Breastfeeding:
Link to statute: http://statutes.laws.com/new-mexico/chapter-28/article-20/section-28-20-2

For additional information:

New Mexico Human Rights Bureau
1596 Pacheco St., Suite103
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: 505-827-6838
Toll-free:  1-800-566-9471 
Web: http://www.dws.state.nm.us/LaborRelations/
HumanRights/Information

New Mexico Attorney General 408 Galisteo Street
Villagra Building
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone: (505) 827-6000
Web: http://www.nmag.gov/home


New York Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

NEW YORK

Pregnancy:
Link to statute: http://www.dhr.ny.gov/sites/default/files/doc/hrl.pdf
Link to case: http://law.justia.com/cases/new-york/appellate-division-first-department/2014/153013-12-11611.html

Breastfeeding: Link to statute: http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/LAWSSEAF.cgi?QUERYTYPE=LAWS+&QUERYDATA=$$LAB206-C$$@TXLAB0206-C+&LIST=LAW+&BROWSER=EXPLORER+&TOKEN=44233559+&TARGET=VIEW

For additional information:

New York State Division of Human Rights
Phone: 1 (888) 392-3644
Web: http://www.dhr.ny.gov/ [homepage]
Web: http://www.dhr.ny.gov/contact-us [listing of all regional offices’ addresses, phone numbers]]

New York State Attorney General Civil Rights Bureau
120 Broadway, 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10271
Phone: (212) 416-8250
Toll Free: (800) 771-7755
Web: http://www.ag.ny.gov/bureau/civil-rights


North Carolina Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

NORTH CAROLINA

Link to statute: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/statutes/StatutesTOC.pl?Chapter=0126

For additional information:

North Carolina Human Rights Commission
Third Floor, Administration Building
116 W. Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27603-1300
Phone: Main Office: 919-807-4420
Toll Free: 1-866-324-7474 (1-866-344-7474)
Web: http://www.doa.nc.gov/hrc/

North Carolina Attorney General’s Office
9001 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-9001
Phone: (919) 716-6400
Web: ttp://www.ncdoj.gov/About-DOJ.aspx


North Dakota Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

NORTH DAKOTA

Pregnancy:
Link to statute: http://www.legis.nd.gov/cencode/t14c02-4.pdf?20130606104043

For additional information:

North Dakota Department of Labor and Human Rights
600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 406
Bismarck ND 58505-0340
Phone: (701) 328-2660
Toll-free:  1-(800)-582-8032; 1-(800)-366-6888 or
1-(800)-366-6889
Web: http://www.nd.gov/labor/human-rights

North Dakota Attorney General Office
State Capitol
600 E. Boulevard Ave.
Dept. 125
Bismarck, ND 58505
Phone: 701 328-2210
Web: http://www.ag.nd.gov/


Ohio Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

OHIO

Pregnancy:
Link to statute: http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4112.01

For additional information:

Ohio Civil Rights Commission
Central Office

Rhodes State Office Tower
30 East Broad Street, 5th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 466-2785
Toll free Number: 888-278-7101 
Web: http://crc.ohio.gov/Home.aspx 

Ohio Attorney General’s Office
30 East Broad Street, 14th floor
Columbus, OH  43215
Phone: 616-466-4986
Toll free: 800-282-0515
Web: http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/


Oklahoma Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

OKLAHOMA

Pregnancy:
Link to statute: http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/OK_Statutes/CompleteTitles/os25.rtf

For additional information:

Oklahoma Office of the Attorney General
Office of Civil Rights Enforcement
313 NE 21st Street
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
Phone: (405) 521-2029
Web: http://www.ok.gov/oag/About_the_Office/OCRE.html


Oregon Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

OREGON

Pregnancy:
Link to statute: https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors659a.html

Breastfeeding:
Link to statute: https://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors653.html
Link to statute: https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2007R1/Measures/Text/HB2372/Enrolled

For additional information:

Oregon Civil Rights Division
Bureau of Labor & Industries (BOLI)
800 N.E. Oregon, Suite 1045
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 971-673-0764
Web: http://www.oregon.gov/boli/CRD/Pages/about_us.aspx

Oregon Attorney General
Oregon Department of Justice
1162 Court Street NE
Salem, OR 97301-4096
Phone: (503) 378-4400
Web: http://www.doj.state.or.us/Pages/index.aspx


Pennsylvania Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

PENNSYLVANIA

Pregnancy:
Link to statute: http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/016/chapter42/chap42toc.html

For additional information:

PA Human Relations Commission
Executive Offices
333 Market St., 8th Floor
Harrisburg, PA  17101-2210
Phone: (717) 787-4410
Web: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/
community/phrc_home/18970

PA Attorney General’s Office
Pennsylvania Attorney General
Civil Rights Enforcement Section
14th Floor Strawberry Square
Harrisburg, PA  17120
Phone: (717) 787-0822
Web: http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/index.aspx


Rhode Island Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

RHODE ISLAND

Pregnancy:
Link to statute: http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/title28/28-5/28-5-7.HTM
Link to case: http://caselaw.findlaw.com/ri-supreme-court/1122511.html

Breastfeeding:
Link to statute: http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE23/23-13.2/23-13.2-1.HTM

For additional information:

Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights
180 Westminster Street, 3rd Floor
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-222-2661    
http://www.richr.state.ri.us/frames.html

Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General
150 South Main Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: (401) 274-4400
http://www.riag.ri.gov/about/


South Carolina Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

SOUTH CAROLINA

Pregnancy:
Link to statute: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/t01c013.php

For additional information:

South Carolina Human Affairs Commission
1026 Sumter Street,
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 737-7800
Toll Free: 1-800-521-0725
http://www.schac.sc.gov/Pages/default.aspx

South Carolina Office of the Attorney General
Mailing address:
The Honorable Alan Wilson
P.O. Box 11549
Columbia, SC 29211

Office Location
Rembert Dennis Building
1000 Assembly Street,
Columbia, S.C. 29201
http://www.scag.gov/


South Dakota Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

SOUTH DAKOTA

Pregnancy:
Link to statute: http://legis.sd.gov/Statutes/Codified_Laws/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=20-13-10

Link to case law: http://legis.sd.gov/Rules/DisplayRule.aspx?Rule=20:03:09:12

South Dakota Division of Human Rights
Kneip Building
700 Governors Dr.
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
Phone: (605) 773-4493
http://dlr.sd.gov/humanrights/

South Dakota Office of the Attorney General
1302 E Hwy 14
Suite 1
Pierre, SD 57501-8501
Phone: (605) 773-3215
http://atg.sd.gov/Home.aspx


Tennessee Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

TENNESSEE

Pregnancy:
Link to statute: http://www.tn.gov/humanrights/publications/THRC%20Statutes-%20Rev1-2014.pdf
Link to case: http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=2327723224434101456&hl=en&as_sdt=6&as_vis=1&oi=scholarr

Breastfeeding:
Link to statute: http://www.lawserver.com/law/state/tennessee/tn-code/tennessee_code_68-58-101

For additional information:

Tennessee Human Rights Commission
Tennessee Tower
312 Rosa L Parks Ave, 23rd floor
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: 615-741-5825
Toll Free: (800)251-3589
http://www.tn.gov/humanrights/about_thrc.html

Office of the Attorney General and Reporter
P.O. Box 20207
Nashville, TN 37202-0207
Telephone: (615) 741-3491
http://www.tn.gov/attorneygeneral


Texas Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

TEXAS

Pregnancy:
Link to statute: http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/SOTWDocs/LA/htm/LA.21.htm

For additional information:

The Texas Workforce Commission Civil Rights Division
Phone: 888-452-4778 (in Texas only)
512-463-2642 (Austin area and out-of-state)
http://www.twc.state.tx.us/customers/cwp/civil-rights-discrimination.html

Texas Office of the Attorney General
300 W. 15th Street
Austin, TX 78701
Toll Free: 1-800-252-8014
https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/


Utah Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

UTAH

Pregnancy:
Link to statute: http://le.utah.gov/code/TITLE34A/htm/34A05_010600.htm

For additional information:

Antidiscrimination & Labor Division
Labor Commission of Utah

160 East 300 South, 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 146640
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6640
Phone: 801-530-6801
Toll Free: 1-800-222-1238
http://laborcommission.utah.gov/divisions/
AntidiscriminationAndLabor/

Utah Attorney General
Utah State Capitol Complex
350 North State Street Suite 230
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2320
Phone: (801) 366-0260
http://attorneygeneral.utah.gov/


Vermont Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

VERMONT

Pregnancy:
Link to statute: http://www.leg.state.vt.us/statutes/fullsection.cfm?Title=21&Chapter=005&Section=00495
Link to case law: http://libraries.vermont.gov/sites/libraries/files/supct/166/94-657op.txt

Breastfeeding:
Link to statute: http://www.leg.state.vt.us/statutes/fullsection.cfm?Title=21&Chapter=005&Section=00305

For additional information

Vermont Human Rights Commission 
135 State Street 
Drawer 33 
Montpelier, VT 05633-6301
Phone:  (802) 828-2480 
Toll Free:  (800) 416-2010
http://hrc.vermont.gov/

Vermont Department of Human Resources
110 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05620-3001
Phone: (802) 828-3491
http://humanresources.vermont.gov/

Vermont Attorney General
109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609-1001
Phone: (802) 828-3171
http://www.atg.state.vt.us/


Virginia Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

VIRGINIA

Pregnancy:
Link to statute: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+2.2-3903

Breastfeeding:
Link to statute: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?ses=021&typ=bil&val=hj145

For additional information:

Virginia Council on Human Rights 
Pocahontas Building, 4th Floor 
900 E. Main St 
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 225-2292
http://www.chr.state.va.us/

Virginia Attorney General
900 E. Main St 
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 786-2071
http://www.oag.state.va.us/


Washington Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

WASHINGTON

Pregnancy:
Link to statute: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=49.60.180
Link to case law: http://caselaw.findlaw.com/wa-court-of-appeals/1466290.html

For additional information:

Washington State Human Rights Commission (WSHRC) 
711 S. Capitol Way, # 402 
P.O. Box 42490 
Olympia, WA 98504-2490
Phone: (360) 753-6770 
Toll Free: 1-800-233-3247
http://www.hum.wa.gov/

Washington Attorney General
1125 Washington Street SE
P.O. Box 40100
Olympia, WA 98504
Phone: (360) 753-6200
http://www.atg.wa.gov/


West Virginia Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

WEST VIRGINIA

Pregnancy:
Link to statute: http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Bill_Status/bills_text.cfm?billdoc=HB4284%20SUB.htm&yr=2014&sesstype=RS&i=4284

For additional information:

West Virginia Human Rights Commission 
1321 Plaza East, Room 108A 
Charleston, WV 25301-1400
Phone: (304) 558-2616 
Toll Free: 1-888-676-5546
http://www.hrc.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx

West Virginia Attorney General
West Virginia State Capitol Building 1,
Room 26-E
Charleston, WV 25305
Phone: (800) 368-8808
http://www.wvago.gov/


Wisconsin Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

WISCONSIN

Pregnancy:
Link to statute: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/111/II/36

For additional information:

Wisconsin Equal Rights Division 
201 E Washington Ave 
P.O. Box 8928 
Madison, WI 53708-8928
Phone: (608) 266-6860 
http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/er/

Wisconsin Attorney General
http://www.doj.state.wi.us/
P.O. Box 7857
Madison, WI 53707-7857
Phone: (608) 266-1221
Fax: (608) 267-2779


Wyoming Attorney General and HR Office Contact Info

WYOMING

Pregnancy:
Link to statute: http://legisweb.state.wy.us/statutes/statutes.aspx?file=titles/Title27/Title27.htm

For additional information:

Wyoming Department of Employment/Fair Employment Programs 
6101 Yellowstone, Room 259C 
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: (307) 777-7261 
http://wyomingworkforce.org/Pages/default.aspx

Wyoming Attorney General
State Capitol Building, Room 123
200 W. 24th Street
Cheyenne, WY  82002
Phone: (307) 777-7841
http://ag.wyo.gov/


This document was last revised in June 2014.