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A new federal law protecting the rights of pregnant workers takes effect on June 27.

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) takes effect on June 27, expanding protections to ensure that workers experiencing pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions have the right to reasonable accommodations in the workplace.


The PWFA requires covered employers to provide reasonable accommodations to a worker’s known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, unless the accommodation will cause the employer an undue hardship. This law builds upon existing protections against pregnancy discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.


Click here to read more about the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/eeoc-starts-accepting-charges-under-new-pregnant-workers-fairness-act


Please reach out to Nancy Chinonis with any questions regarding employment law or the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.

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