Virginia Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnancy Poster Required
The Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnancy is a labor law posters poster by the Virginia Employment Commission. This is a mandatory posting for all employers in Virginia, and businesses who fail to comply may be subject to fines or sanctions.
Updated 11/2020. Virginia law requires that all employers with 5 or more employees provide reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees, including modified work schedules, light-duty assignments, and accommodations for lactation or health needs. Employers may not discriminate against pregnant employees, or retaliate against them for requesting reasonable accommodations.
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Virginia Human Rights Act Reasonable accommodations for Pregnancy Protections from Discrimination – Va. Code § 2.2 -3909 Effective July 1, 2020, employers with five or more employees for a 20 -week period in the current or preceding year must provide reasonable accommodations for pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, including lactation, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship. Employers also may not, in response to a request for a reasonable accommodation for pregnancy : take adverse actions against an employee ; deny employment or promotions ; or require an employee to t ake leave if another reasonable accommodation can be provided. Reasonable Accommodations Examples of reasonable accommodations i nclude more frequent or longer bathroom breaks, breaks to express breast milk, access to a private location other than a bathroom for the expression of breast milk, acquisition or modification of equipment or access to or modification of employee seating, a temporary transfer to a less strenuous or hazardous position, assistance with manual labor, job restructuring, a modified wor k schedule, light duty assignments, and leave to recover from childbirth. Interactive Process When an employee requests an accommodation, employer s must engage in a timely, good faith interactive process with the employee to determine if the requested accommodation is reasonable and, if not, discuss alternative reasonable accommodations that may be provided. Complaints Any person who believes they were discriminated against on this basis may file a complaint with the Division of Human Rights or seek relief by filing a civil action in state court. O FFICE OF THE A TTORNEY G ENERAL Division of Human Right s 202 North 9 th St reet Richmond, Virginia 23219 www.ag.virginia.gov [email protected] P: (804) 225-2292; F: (804) 225-3294
Other Virginia Labor Law Posters 4 PDFS
There are an additional five optional and mandatory Virginia 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.doli.virginia.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/OUTREACH_INFO-SHEET_PREGNANCY-DISCN-PROVISIONS_2020-07-17_FINAL.pdf , updated June 2023
- Virginia Labor Law Posters at http://www.vec.virginia.gov/employers/Required-Posters-for-Virginia-Employers
- Virginia Employment Commission
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