NEW Delaware Pregnancy Accommodations

The state of Delaware passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, effective Sept. 9, 2014. The statute requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant employees and employees who have recently given birth. The new law covers employees working in the state of Delaware.

Delaware does not require employers to include a policy in the employee handbook, but it does require employers to distribute a notice. One way to satisfy the notice obligation is through a handbook policy. There also is a separate posting requirement.

Note that Thompson does not offer a separate Delaware Handbook Builder, so we are offering employers who have employees working in the state of Delaware the option to include the Delaware Pregnancy Accommodations provisions in their Multi-State Handbook.