��Important Employment Rights Update Effective June 27, 2023: The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) is in effect! The PWFA requires covered employers to provide “reasonable accommodations” for qualified employees with limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Existing laws already prohibit the firing or discrimination of workers based on pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, enforced by the EEOC and courts. The PWFA focuses on reasonable accommodations. Reasonable accommodations under the PWFA include: – The ability to sit or drink water. – Closer parking. – Flexible working hours. – Appropriate uniforms and safety apparel. – Additional break time for bathroom, eating, and resting. – Leave for post-childbirth recovery. – Excusal from strenuous activities or exposure to unsafe compounds.
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