As noted in a previous post here, in January Philadelphia amended the Fair Practices Ordinance to require employers to make reasonable workplace accommodations for pregnant workers unless doing so would impose undue hardship on the operations of the business.
The law also requires employers to post a notice before April 20, 2014. The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations has released the required poster. It can be found here.
Employers are again encouraged to review their employee handbooks and reasonable accommodation policies in light of the new law. If you have any questions or would like more information on these or other employment issues, please contact Julie Kinkopf, Esquire at 610-660-7786 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Julie Kinkopf, Esquire is principal of Kinkopf Law LLC and is an accomplished attorney who has represented employers for over 15 years. Ms. Kinkopf helps businesses develop sound employment practices and provides training to supervisors and employees designed to avoid litigation and government audits. She also represents employers before various governmental agencies as well as in state and federal courts in post-employment litigation, including discrimination, retaliation, pay disputes and non-compete/trade secret matters. More information may be found at www.kinkopflawfirm.com or www.linkedin.com/in/juliekinkopf/