The Pregnancy Workers Fairness Act requires covered employers to grant reasonable accommodations. Additionally, under the PFWA, employers:
- Can’t require a protected employee to accept an accommodation without a conversation about it.
- Can’t bar a qualified applicant or employee based on their pregnancy-related limitations.
- Can’t require employees to take leave in lieu of accommodations.
- Can’t discriminate against employers for reporting or reacting to discrimination under the PWFA.
- Can’t interfere with an employee’s rights under the PWFA.
Pregnant employees may also have additional protections under Title VII, the ADA, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the PUMP Act, or State law. If you believe you’ve faced discrimination due to your pregnancy or recent childbirth, talk to a lawyer.