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 Pregnancy Discrimination Poster  PDF

The Pregnancy Discrimination Poster is a labor law posters poster by the Connecticut Department Of Labor. This is a mandatory posting for all employers in Connecticut, and businesses who fail to comply may be subject to fines or sanctions.

This notice is meant to protect pregnant women in the Connecticut workplace from discrimination and reasonable accommodations that may be provided. Such arrangements include light duty, breastfeeding rights, assistance with physical labor, and others listed on this poster. Employers are prohibited from denying pregnant women leave because of their disability and from retaliating against employees. The act also lists notice requirements and the complaint process should an employer be denying a worker's rights.

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Connecticut General Statutes §§ 46a-60(a), (b)(7),  (d)(1) 
Pregnancy Discrimination and Accommodation in the W orkplace 	
Covered Employers  	
•  Forcing employee or job applicant to accept a reaso nable 	
Each employer with one or m	ore employees must comply with 	
these  anti-discrimination  and  reasonable  accommodat ion  laws 
related to an employee or job applicant’s pregnancy , childbirth 
or related conditions, including lactation. 	
acco	mmodation when she has no know	n limitat	ion related 	to pregnancy or the accommodation is not required t o perform 
the essential duties of job 
•   Requiring employee to take a leave of absence where  a reasonable 
accommodation could have been made instead 	
Proh	ibition of Discrimination 	No employer may discriminate against an employee or  job 
applicant because of her pregnancy, childbirth or o ther related 
conditions (e.g., breastfeeding or expressing milk  at work). 	 	
** Note: To demonstrate an undue hardship, the empl oyer must show 
that the accommodation would require a significant difficulty or 
expense in light of its circumstances. 	
Prohibited discriminatory conduct includes: 	 	
Proh	ibition of Ret	aliation 	
•  Term	inating employm	ent because of pregn	ancy, 	
childbirth or related condition 	
•  Denying reasonable leave	 of absence for dis	ability due to  Employers are prohibited from retaliating against a
n employee because 
of a request for reasonable accommodation. 	
pregnancy (e.g., doctor prescribed bed rest during  6-8 	Notice Requirements 	week recovery period after birth)* 	•  Denying disability or leave benefits accrued under  plans 
maintained by the employer 
•   Failing to reinstate employee to original job or eq uivalent 
position after leave 	Employers  must  post  or  provide  this  notice  to  all  exis	ting  employees  by 	January 28, 2018; to an existing employee within 10  days after 
she notifies the employer of her  pregnancy or relat ed conditions;  and to new 
employees upon commencing employment. 	
•   Limiting, segregating or classifying the employee i n a 	Complaint Process 	way t	hat wo	uld dep	rive her of employm	ent	 	CHRO	 	opportuni	ties 	•  Discriminating against her in the terms or conditio ns 
of employment 	Any employee aggrieved by a vi	olation of thes	e stat	utes may f	ile a complaint 	
with the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and  Opportunities 
(CHRO).  Complainants have 300 days from the date of  the alleged act of 	
*Note:  There is no requirement that the employee be employed 	discrim	ination, or fr	om t	he time	 that y	ou reasonably became	 aware of the 	dis	crimination, in which to file a complaint.  It is illeg	al for anyone to retaliate	 	
for a 	certa	in len	gth of time	 prior to	 being granted job protected 	
leave of absence under this law.  against you for filing a complaint. 
Reasonable Accommodation
 	CHRO main number:  860-541-3400  
CHRO website:	 	An employer m	ust provide a reasonable acco	mm	odation to an 	employee or job applicant due to her pregnancy, chi ldbirth 
or needing to breastfeed or express milk at work.  CHRO link “How to File a Discrimination Complaint”: int-Process/How-to-
 	Reasonable accommodations include, but are not limited to: DOL 	
•  Bein	g perm	itted to sit while wo	rking 	
More frequent or longer breaks 
•   Periodic rest 	
Add	itionally, wo	men who are	 denie	d the right to	 breastfeed or express milk 	
at work, or are discriminated or retaliated against  for doing so, may also file a 
complaint with the Connecticut Department of Labor  (DOL). 	
•  Ass	istance with manual labor 	
•  Job restructuring 
•   Light duty assignments 
•   Modified work schedules 
•   Temporary transfers to less strenuous or less 
hazardous work 
•   Time off to recover from childbirth (prescribed by  a 
Doctor, typically 6-8 weeks 
•   Break time and appropriate facilities (not a bathro om) 
for expressing milk  DOL phone number:  860-263-6791  
DOL complaint form:
 Denial of Reasonable Accommodation 
No employer may discriminate against employee or jo b applicant 
by denying a reasonable accommodation due to pregna ncy. 	 	
Prohibited discriminatory conduct includes: 
•  Failing  to  make  reasonable  accommodation  (and  is  no t 
an undue hardship)** 
•   Denying job opportunities to employee or job applic ant 
because of request for reasonable accommodation

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