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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1957         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3231

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to discrimination in the workplace.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

10th Hampden

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Michael D. Brady

9th Plymouth

Tricia Farley-Bouvier

3rd Berkshire

Linda Dorcena Forry

12th Suffolk

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

James J. O'Day

14th Worcester

Ellen Story

3rd Hampshire

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

Aaron Vega

5th Hampden

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1957        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3231

By Ms. Coakley-Rivera of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3231) of Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera and others relative to discrimination in the workplace.  Labor and Workforce Development. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to discrimination in the workplace.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1. Section 1 of chapter 151B of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following 3 definitions:-

              24. The term “family caregiver” shall mean an individual who provides medical or supervisory care to a family member with a serious health condition.

              25.  The term “family member” shall mean a person who is related to the family caregiver by: (a) consanguinity; (b) legal custody; (c) marriage; or (d) a person with whom a family caregiver lives in a familial relationship.

              26. The term “serious health condition” shall mean an illness, injury, impairment, or physical or mental condition which requires: inpatient care in hospital, hospice, or residential medical care facility; or continuing supervision by a health care provider. 

              SECTION 2.  Section 3 of chapter 151B of the General Laws, as  appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “sex”, in lines 17 and 61, in each instance, the following words:- , family caregiver status.

              SECTION 3. Section 4 of said chapter 151B, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “sex”, in lines 3, 69, 82, and 87 in each instance, the following words:- , family caregiver status.

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