North Dakota Updates the Term “Pregnant” in Discrimination Laws

North Dakota has updated its Human Rights Act via House Bill 1450 to further define the word “pregnant.” Existing law prohibits employers from failing or refusing to make reasonable accommodations for an otherwise qualified individual with a disability, because that person is pregnant, or because of that person’s religion. HB 1450 adds that “pregnant” includes “pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions.”