Employers with at least 15 employees need to be prepared for the upcoming Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) that is effective June 27, 2023. The PWFA requires covered employers to provide “reasonable accommodations” to an employee’s known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, unless the accommodation will cause the employer an “undue hardship”. This act is similar to the American Disabilities Act (ADA), but focuses on employees that have pregnancy, childbirth or other related conditions. The PWFA applies only to accommodations and not discrimination or termination as other existing laws the EEOC enforces are responsible.
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