A bill amending the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) to prevent pregnancy-based discrimination has passed the New Jersey State Assembly. A similar bill passed the State Senate earlier, and the bills now await the Governor’s signature to be enacted into law. Protections would not just cover pregnant women, but also those who had just given birth, or those who have medical conditions relating to pregnancy. Under the bill, an employer must provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant women in order to maintain a healthy pregnancy, or to recover from childbirth with complications. The law is not limited to the workplace – it would extend to other areas like renting apartments or securing bank loans.