Indiana Passes Pregnancy Accommodation Law
Update Applicable to:
Indiana Employers with at least 15 employees.
On April 20, 2021, House Bill 1309 was signed into law, creating IC 22-9-12.
What are the details?
The new law, effective July 1, 2021, will prohibit employers from discriminating against employees for requesting or using accommodation for the employee’s pregnancy. Employers should note that that attempting to accommodate an employee, as well as the decision to not accommodate the employee will not be seen as discriminatory under this law. This law extends the anti-discrimination protections to pregnancy, childbirth, and “related medical conditions.”
HB 1309 can be read here.
What do employers need to do?
Employers may need to update their workplace policies, especially regarding their interactive process, to ensure compliance with this law.