Connecticut’s Governor has signed into law “An Act Concerning Pregnant Women in the Workplace” (the “Act”), which enhances employment protections for pregnant employees and applicants under the state’s existing anti-discrimination law. The Act maintains most of the current employer obligations that CFEPA requires for pregnant employees, including prohibitions on, among other things, terminating employment due to pregnancy, refusing to provide reasonable leave for disability resulting from pregnancy, or refusing to reinstate an employee after leave for such a pregnancy-related disability unless the employer’s circumstances have otherwise so changed that it is no longer possible to do so. The Act further provides expansive new definitions for the terms “pregnancy,” “reasonable accommodation,” and “undue hardship” under CFEPA.
Effective: October 1, 2017
This is a mandatory change and a new Connecticut state poster or supplement notice is required.
Connecticut Poster Quick Facts:
- Poster Size: 20 x 28
- Number of Notices on Poster = 9
- Labor Wage and Workplace Standards
- Paid Sick Leave
- Safety and Health
- Discrimination is Illegal
- Workers’ Compensation
- Sexual Harassment
- Cure for Managed Care Patients
- Electronic Monitoring
- Pregnancy Discrimination and Accommodation