NEW - DC Pregnancy Accommodations
We have added a Pregnancy Accommodations policy to the District of Columbia Handbook Builder to reflect provisions from the Protecting Pregnant Workers Fairness Act of 2014 ("PPWFA" or "Act").
While there is no per se requirement to include a policy in your employee handbook, we are providing this policy for employers that wish to include it in their handbook.
The PPWFA covers all employers in the District of Columbia regardless of size. It prohibits employers from requiring an employee to take leave if it is possible for the employee to continue working with reasonable accommodation.
The PPWFA requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees affected by pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions. Under its provisions, employees needing a pregnancy-related accommodation — such as limited time on their feet and frequent restroom breaks — are entitled to those accommodations.