This August, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission published proposed regulations to implement the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which became effective June 27.
The new law requires covered employers to “provide reasonable accommodations to a qualified employee’s or applicant’s known limitation related to, affected by, or arising out of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions,” unless the accommodation will cause the employer an undue hardship.
The proposed regulations are open for public comment through October 10, and must be finalized and implemented by December 29. Although the proposed regulations could change after the comment period, their current form offers perspective on how the EEOC believes the PWFA should be interpreted.
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Original article published in Law360.