Connecticut Pregnancy Discrimination Poster Required
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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NOTICE 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: https://portal.ct.gov/CHRO 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”: https://portal.ct.gov/CHRO/Complaint-Process/Compla int-Process/How-to- File-a-Discrimination-Complaint 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: https://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/wgwkstnd/forms-wwsIns truct.htm 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
Other Connecticut Labor Law Posters 4 PDFS
There are an additional twelve optional and mandatory Connecticut labor law posters that may be relevant to your business. Be sure to also print all relevant state labor law posters, as well as all mandatory federal labor law posters.
- Original poster PDF https://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/wgwkstnd/SS46a%20Pregnancy%20Disability%20Poster.pdf , updated September 2023
- Connecticut Labor Law Posters at http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/gendocs/Labor_Posters.htm
- Connecticut Department Of Labor
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