Philly's New Pregnancy Law Puts Heavy Burden On Employers

Law360, New York (February 28, 2014, 2:04 PM EST) -- Following a national trend, the city of Philadelphia has become the latest jurisdiction to require covered employers to reasonably accommodate pregnant workers.

On Jan. 20, 2014, Mayor Michael Nutter, a Democrat, signed into law an amendment to the Philadelphia Code titled “Fair Practices Ordinance: Protections Against Unlawful Discrimination.” The law makes it an unlawful discriminatory employment practice for an employer “to fail to provide reasonable accommodations to an employee for needs related to pregnancy, childbirth or a related medical condition, provided (1) the employee requests such...
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