The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (eff. 06/27/23)
The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) is a new law that 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.” The PWFA applies only to accommodations. Existing laws that the EEOC enforces make it illegal to fire or otherwise discriminate against workers on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.
The PWFA protects employees and applicants of “covered employers” who have known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.
- ”Covered employers” include private and public sector employers with at least 15 employees, Congress, Federal agencies, employment agencies, and labor organizations.
If you are an employee in need of an accommodation relating to pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, please contact Human Resources. If you are a student, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity.
Any complaint arising by reason of alleged discrimination shall be directed to: Office of Institutional Equity, Eastern Kentucky University, Jones Building 416, Richmond, Kentucky 40475, (859) 622-8020. External complaints shall be directed to: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 600 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Place Suite 268 Louisville, KY 40202.
Published on August 01, 2023