The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has updated its “Know Your Rights” poster to include information about protections under the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). The updated poster now includes an expanded definition of sex discrimination including childbirth and related medical conditions and expands protection information related to an employee’s rights when it comes to requesting pregnancy accommodation.
The EEOC recommends employers remove the old poster and begin displaying the new poster “within a reasonable amount of time.” Free copies of the updated posting can be downloaded from the EEOC’s website. The notice is currently available in English and Spanish only.
The PWFA took effect June 27, 2023 requiring covered employers to provide 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. This law builds upon existing protections against pregnancy discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
For additional information on the PWFA: