Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Pregnancy To Become A Protected Disability Requiring Reasonable Accommodation?

On September 19, 2012, Senator Robert Casey of Pennsylvania proposed a bill that, if passed, would seek to end discrimination in the workplace based on pregnancy.

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would make it unlawful for an employer to: 1) deny employment; 2) fail to make reasonable accommodation; 3) require an employee to accept an accommodation she does not wish to accept; or 4) require an employee to take leave, if another reasonable accommodation is available.

Here is a link to the full text of the proposed legislation: Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.

Check the blog in the coming months for an update on the status of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.

In the meantime, please contact the Paulus Law Firm with any questions that you have regarding pregnancy in the workplace or any other disability.
Jordan Bergus
Paulus Law Firm

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