HB 514/SB 633 – NC Healthy Pregnancy Act

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. Julie von Haefen (D-Wake); Rep. Zack Hawkins (D-Durham); Rep. Carla Cunningham (D-Mecklenburg); Rep. Vernetta Alston (D-Durham)

Primary Senate Sponsors: Sen. Natalie Murdock (D-Durham); Sen. Sydney Batch (D-Wake); Sen. Natasha Marcus (D-Mecklenburg)


This bill includes a series of provisions addressing pregnancy-related discrimination and workplace accommodations. Specifically, this bill:

  • Establishes the NC Healthy Pregnancy Act
  • Requires employers to investigate whether there are reasonable accommodations that can be made and to make reasonable accommodations as statutorily defined upon request by a qualified pregnant person.
  • Prohibits certain specified discriminatory practices by employers related to a pregnant person.
  • Permits a pregnant person aggrieved by a prohibited discriminatory practice to bring a civil action against any person/entity alleged to have committed the discriminatory practice.


HB 514

Filed – 4/8/2021

SB 633

Filed – 4/6/2021

This bill was referred to the following Senate Committees:

-Rules and Operations