Maine Revised Statutes

§4572-A. Unlawful employment discrimination on the basis of sex

1. Sex defined.  For the purpose of this Act, the word "sex" includes pregnancy and medical conditions which result from pregnancy.
[ 1979, c. 79, (NEW) .]
2. Pregnant women who are able to work.  It shall be unlawful employment discrimination in violation of this Act, except where based on a bona fide occupational qualification, for an employer, employment agency or labor organization to treat a pregnant woman who is able to work in a different manner from other persons who are able to work.
[ 1979, c. 79, (NEW) .]
3. Pregnant women who are not able to work.  It shall also be unlawful employment discrimination in violation of this Act, except where based on a bona fide occupational qualification, for an employer, employment agency or labor organization to treat a pregnant woman who is not able to work because of a disability or illness resulting from pregnancy, or from medical conditions which result from pregnancy, in a different manner from other employees who are not able to work because of other disabilities or illnesses.
[ 1979, c. 79, (NEW) .]
4. Employer not responsible for additional benefits.  Nothing in this section may be construed to mean that an employer, employment agency or labor organization is required to provide sick leave, a leave of absence, medical benefits or other benefits to a woman because of pregnancy or other medical conditions that result from pregnancy, if the employer, employment agency or labor organization does not also provide sick leaves, leaves of absence, medical benefits or other benefits for the employer's other employees and is not otherwise required to provide those leaves or benefits under other state or federal laws.
[ 1995, c. 393, §14 (AMD) .]
5. Small business exception. 
[ 1985, c. 119, (RP) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1979, c. 79, (NEW). 1985, c. 119, (AMD). 1995, c. 393, §14 (AMD).

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