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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has begun accepting charges of discrimination under the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) for incidents that occurred on or after June 27, 2023.
What are the details?
The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant workers unless it causes undue hardship. This law expands protections against pregnancy discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing this new law and providing support to both employers and workers.
The EEOC has released educational resources, including tips for workers to request accommodations, a video series, and a revised poster that must be displayed in most workplaces. These resources aim to inform workers about their rights and assist employers in implementing the PWFA’s requirements.
For more information, please see the links below:
What do employers need to do?
Employers need to ensure that they provide reasonable accommodations to a worker’s known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Employers who are not familiar with the requirements should review all of the above links.
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