Pregnant workers in Arizona will see their civil rights expanded on July 19, when new changes to the Arizona Civil Rights Act take effect. Back in February, Governor Doug Doucey signed House Bill 2045, amending the Arizona Civil Rights Act to mirror existing protections under the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, which amended Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. When the new law takes effect in 10 days, state law will specifically provide protections for pregnancy and related conditions, something that had previously been missing from the state civil rights act. The new provisions also empower the Arizona Attorney General’s Office to investigate and enforce the protections. With the law taking effect, Arizona becomes the 27the state to have enacted laws specifically prohibiting discrimination against pregnant employees and Arizona employers should review their current policies to ensure compliance.