The Arizona Civil Rights Act prohibits employment discrimination based on sex (AZ Rev. Stat. Sec. 41–1463 et seq.).
Discrimination based on sex generally includes maternity and pregnancy.
The Act covers employers with 15 or more employees.
On February 4, 2021, Governor Doug Ducey signed Arizona House Bill 2045 (AZ HB 2045). Effective August 27, 2021, the new law amends the Arizona Civil Rights Act to specifically prohibit discrimination based on pregnancy or childbirth-related medical conditions. The law also establishes that women who are affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions should be treated the same for all employment-related purposes, including receipt of benefits under fringe benefits programs.