Can Employers Refuse to Accommodate a Pregnant Employee

Employment Law Attorneys in CT

 

No!

The Connecticut legislature has made protections for pregnant employees a lot stronger. Before this week, an employee could request a temporary transfer to an open position if she thought it would be safer for her or her unborn baby. But starting October 1st, an employer is required to make reasonable accommodations for a pregnant employee. These accommodations may include modifying job duties or work schedule, providing additional breaks, or providing opportunities to express milk.  You can read the full law here.

This is good news for women who feel they have had to choose between career and family. These kinds of pro-family laws and protections should be the type of law we can all get behind!

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