Yes, there are specific protections for women with high-risk pregnancies. Under the NJLAD, employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees. This includes women with high-risk pregnancies. Following the advice of a physician, such accommodations might include more frequent breaks, modified work schedules, or temporary reassignments.
For pregnant employees to receive any accommodations, they must first make their employers (or HR department) aware of their pregnancy. Once they are made aware, you may submit your request(s) for reasonable accommodations.
Additionally, according to guidance issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regarding the terms of pregnancy discrimination law under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees, regardless of status.