The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (An Overview)
Understanding the PWFA
The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) is a federal anti-discrimination law that covers employers, including state and local governments, with 15 or more employees. Under the PWFA, employers must make “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.”
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- Understand the purpose of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.
- Identify specific reasonable accommodations provided under the PWFA.
- Learn why the PWFA is important for your employees... and you!
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The PWFA expands upon rights that pregnant workers already have under existing federal laws increasing those protections.
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.