Maryland Pregnant & Working (Poster-Color) Required
The Pregnant & Working (Poster-Color) is a labor law posters poster by the Maryland Department Of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. This is a mandatory posting for all employers in Maryland, and businesses who fail to comply may be subject to fines or sanctions.
This poster must be posted in a conspicuous place where all employees will see it. It describes the rights that pregnant women have when working which includes accommodation employers must make for pregnant women and what happens if an employer discriminates against a pregnant employee and who to file a complaint to. Depending on the employer, a certification from a health care provider may be required for an employee to present to their employer.
MD All-In-One Labor Poster: Instead of printing out dozens of posters, employers can also purchase an all-in-one poster that covers both Maryland and Federal poster requirements by clicking here .
State of Maryland Commission on Civil Rights 6 Saint Paul Street, Suite 900 Baltimore, MD 21202-1631 What Does That Mean? If you have a disability that is contributed to or caused by pregnancy, you may request a reasonable accommodation at work. Your employer must explore “all possible means of providing the reasonable accommodation.” State Government Article, §20-609(d) The law lists an assortment of options for both you and your employer to consider in order to comply with a request for reasonable accommodation. These include, but are not limited to: • Changing job duties • Changing work hours • Relocation • Providing mechanical or electrical aids • Transfers to less strenuous or less hazardous positions • Providing leave Every situation is different. You must explore every available option with your employer to decide what accommodation best suits your needs. Main: (410) 767-8600 | Toll Free: 1 (800) 637-6247 | TTY: (410) 333-1737 | Fax: (410) 333-1841 [email protected] | www.mccr.maryland.gov Know Your Rights! If you are pregnant, you have a legal right to a reasonable accommodation if your pregnancy causes or contributes to a disability and the accommodation does not impose an undue hardship on your employer. State Government Article, §20-609(b) Do I Need A Doctor’s Note? It depends on what your employer requests. The law allows an employer, at his or her discretion, to require certification from your health care provider regarding the medical advisability of a reasonable accommodation, but only to the same extent certification is required for other temporary disabilities. State Government Article, §20- 609(f ) If required, the certification must include: • Date a reasonable accommodation is medically advisable. • Probable duration of the accommodation should be provided. • Explanation as to the medical advisability of the reasonable accommodation. Can I Still Get In Trouble? Retaliation is prohibited under State Government Article, §20-609(h) when exercising your rights. If an employee seeks to exercise her right to request a reasonable accommodation for a temporary disability due to pregnancy, an employer may not: • Interfere with; • Restrain; • Deny the exercise; or • Deny the attempt to exercise the right. Any form of retaliation is grounds to file a Complaint of Discrimination with the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights (MCCR). What If I Am A Victim Of Discrimination? If you believe your rights under the law have been violated, you must file a complaint with MCCR within 6 months of the alleged act of discrimination. A trained Civil Rights Officer will work with you to discuss what happened and determine if there is reason to believe a discriminatory violation occurred. You can reach MCCR by phone, email, fax, letter, or walk-in. All procedures by MCCR are confidential until your case is certified for public hearing or trial. Pregnant & Working
Other Maryland Labor Law Posters 4 PDFS
There are an additional 24 optional and mandatory Maryland 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 http://mccr.maryland.gov/Documents/publications/Publications_2edb.Pregnancy%20Disability%20-%20Employment%20(Poster%20Color).pdf , updated January 2020
- Maryland Labor Law Posters at http://www.dllr.state.md.us/oeope/poster.shtml
- Maryland Department Of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
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