District Of Columbia Protecting Pregnant Workers Act Poster Required
The Protecting Pregnant Workers Act is a labor law posters 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, Suit e 570N, Washington, DC 20001 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: OHR will perform the initial mediation and investigation. If probable cause exists, administrative law judges at the Commission on Human Rights will make a final determination. • 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 significant 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: REVISED 01/03/19
Other District Of Columbia Labor Law Posters 4 PDFS
There are an additional 22 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.
- Original poster PDF https://ohr.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/ohr/publication/attachments/PregnantWorkers_WorkplacePoster_rev010319.pdf , updated January 2022
- District Of Columbia Labor Law Posters at http://ohr.dc.gov/workplaceposters
- District Of Columbia Office Of Human Rights
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