Work & Family Policy Database
Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnancy-Related Disability
Subject: Pregnancy Disability Leave, Job-Protected Leave
Bill: H.B. 804/S.B. 784
Sponsor: Hucker (D)/Benson (D)
Senate bill introduced and referred to Committee on Judicial Proceedings: 02/01/2013
House bill introduced and referred to Committee on Economic Matters: 02/06/2013
House bill passed House: 03/17/2013
Senate bill passed Senate: 03/21/2013
House bill passed Senate: 03/30/2013
Senate bill passed House: 04/01/2013
Requires employers with 15 or more employees to make reasonable accommodations, upon request, for a worker's temporary disability caused by pregnancy or childbirth, as long as it does not impose an undue hardship on the employer.
"Reasonable accommodations" may include changing the worker's duties, hours or work area, providing mechanical or electrical aids, transferring the worker to a less strenuous position, or providing leave.
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