District of Columbia Free Printable General Labor Law Poster Posters District of Columbia Protecting Pregnant Workers Act Poster Required

The Protecting Pregnant Workers Act is a general labor law poster poster by the District of Columbia Office Of Human Rights. This is a mandatory posting for all employers in District of Columbia, and businesses who fail to comply may be subject to fines or sanctions.

The Protecting Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PPW) requires District of Columbia employers to provide reasonable workplace accommodations for employees whose ability to perform job duties is limited because of pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or a related medical condition. The employer must engage in good faith and in a timely and interactive process to determine the accommodations.


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Protecting Pregnant Workers Fairness Act 	
 - Know Your Rights in the District of Columbia -	
Accommodations for Pregnancy, Childbirth and Breastfeeding
The Protecting Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PPW) requires District of Columbia employers to provide reasonable 
workplace accommodations for employees whose ability to perform job duties is limited because of pregnancy, 
childbirth, breastfeeding, or a related medical condition. 
The employer must engage in good faith and in a timely and interactive process to determine the accommodations.
Types of Accommodations	
ohr.dc.gov      phone: (202) 727-4559     fax: (202) 727-9589      441 4th Street NW, Suite  570N,  Washington,  DC  20010       	
Filing a Complaint of a Violation	
If you believe an employer has wrongfully denied you a reasonable accommodation or has discriminated 
against you because of your pregnancy, childbirth, need to breastfeed or a related medical condition, you 
can file a complaint within one year with the DC Office of Human Rights (OHR). To file a complaint, visit:
A case can also be initiated through the Department of Employment Services (DOES) Office of Wage and 
Hour Compliance by calling (202) 671-1880. All cases must be filed and investigated by OHR. Once OHR 
issues a decision, a  DOES administrative law judge will decide if a violation of the statute occurred. The 
DOES decision may be appealed to the DC Office of Administrative Hearings.	
• Online at ohr.dc.gov; or
• In-Person at 441 4th Street NW, Suite 570N, Washington, DC 20001.
Employers must make all reasonable accommodations,* including but not limited to:	
Prohibited Actions by Employers
•  Refuse an accommodation unless it would cause significant hardship or expense to the business;
•  Take adverse action against an employee for requesting an accommodation;
•  Deny employment opportunities to the employee because of the request or need for an accommodation;
•  Require an employee to take leave if a reasonable accommodation can be provided; or
•  Require employees to accept an accommodation unless it’s necessary for the employee to perform her job duties. •  More frequent or longer breaks;
•  Time off to recover from 
childbirth;
•  Temporarily transferring the  employee to a less strenuous or 
hazardous position; •  Purchasing or modifying work 
equipment, such as chairs;
•  Temporarily restructuring the  employee’s position to provide 
light duty or a modified work 
schedule; •  Having the employee refrain from 
heavy lifting;
•  Relocating the employee’s work  area; or
•  Providing private (non-bathroom)  space for expressing breast milk. 
Certification from Health Care Provider
The employer may require an employee to provide certification from a health care provider indicating a reasonable 
accommodation is advisable. The certification must include: (1) the date the accommodation became or will become 
medically advisable; (2) an explanation of the medical condition and need for a reasonable accommodation; and (3) the 
probable length of time the accommodation should be provided. 
* A “reasonable accommodation” is one that does not require significant difficulty in the operation of the employer’s business or sig-
nificant expense for the employer, with consideration to factors such as the size of the business, its financial resources and the nature 
and structure of the business.
Employers may not:

Other District of Columbia Labor Law Posters 5 PDFS

There are an additional five optional and mandatory District of Columbia 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.

Poster Name Poster Type
Mandatory DC Family Medical Leave Act General Labor Law Poster
Mandatory Protecting Pregnant Workers Act General Labor Law Poster
Mandatory Parental Leave Act Family Leave Law
Mandatory Equal Employment Opportunity (Spanish) Equal Opportunity Law
Mandatory Equal Employment Opportunity Equal Opportunity Law

View all 6 District of Columbia labor law posters


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