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Alaska Maternity and Pregnancy: What you need to know

The Alaska Human Rights Law prohibits employment practices that discriminate on the basis of sex, including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, marital status, or parenthood (AK Stat. Sec. 18.80.010 et seq.).
As a general rule, employers must treat pregnancy-related conditions the same as they treat other types of temporary disabilities for all employment-related purposes, including leave and other benefits.
The Act covers all employers regardless of size, as well as labor organizations and employment agencies.
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Employers must generally treat pregnancy-related disabilities the same as other temporary disabilities are treated regarding time off.
This includes the commencement and duration of a leave of absence, the availability of extensions, the accrual of seniority and other benefits while on leave, and job reinstatement.
State law prohibits a municipality from enacting an ordinance that prohibits or restricts a woman from breastfeeding a child in a public or private location in which the woman and child are otherwise authorized to be (AK Stat. Sec. 29.25.080).
Though the statute doesn't specifically mention employers, it can be construed to include places of employment given the expansive nature of the law’s language. To accommodate breastfeeding, employers may wish to set aside a quiet, private area, and/or establish a policy for employees who wish to breastfeed.
For a concise multistate comparison of state maternity and pregnancy laws, see the State Law Chart Builder.
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