Tag Archives: Reasonable Accommodation

Massachusetts Enacts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

On July 27, 2017, Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker signed into law “An Act Establishing the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.” The new law (i) prohibits discrimination against employees on the basis of pregnancy or a condition related to pregnancy and (ii) requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to expectant and new mothers in the workplace. … Continue Reading

Philadelphia Law Creates New Employee Rights, Employer Obligations Concerning Pregnancy and Related Medical Conditions

On January 20, 2014, the Philadelphia Mayor enacted an amendment to the City Code that requires the city employers “to provide reasonable accommodations to an employee for needs related to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition.”  The provisions of the new City amendment are triggered if the employee requests such accommodations, and if it … Continue Reading

GT Alert — New Pregnancy Laws Deliver Additional Protections for Women

New Jersey lawmakers recently amended the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) to provide additional protections for women in the workplace. Employers are now required to provide reasonable accommodations to allow women who are pregnant, have given birth, or are suffering related medical complications to continue working. This Alert discusses the amendment and what it … Continue Reading

New York City Adopts More Stringent Standard for Showing “Undue Hardship”

New York City has adopted a new, higher standard that employers must meet if they decline to accommodate an employee’s religious observance or practice on the grounds that the accommodation would constitute an “undue hardship.” On August 30, 2011, Mayor Bloomberg signed Local Law 54, which amended the definition of undue hardship in the New York … Continue Reading
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