Workers who are pregnant, have recently given birth and/or are nursing should know that several federal laws may apply and provide different employment protections at the same time. Check with your State Labor Department to determine if you have additional or greater protections under state law.

Selections below are designed to provide a brief overview of federal laws that provide protections to workers who are pregnant and those who have recently given birth and may have related needs such as pumping breast milk upon return to work.

What You Should Know