What You Should Know About the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Tuesday, September 19, 2023


This session will provide an overview of the new federal EEO statute, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). The PWFA, effective June 27, 2023, requires covered entities to provide reasonable accommodations to a worker’s known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, and other related medical conditions, unless the accommodation would cause an undue hardship. Topics to be discussed include which entities and workers are covered by the PWFA; the definition of terms used in the PWFA; what employment practices are prohibited under the PWFA; and the PWFA’s relationship to other laws, among other topics.

To ensure your question is answered during the session, individuals are highly encouraged to submit their questions ahead of time via the registration website (the option to submit questions is available once you have registered for the session).

Notice on Materials: This session will include information on the Proposed Rule to Implement the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. As this is currently a proposed rule and subject to change, handouts of the presentation will not be provided. Instead, a supplemental document with more information on the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, a list of resources discussed during the presentation, and a method to provide public comment on the proposed rule will be posted prior to the webinar.

Human Generated Real-Time Captioning will be provided for this session.

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Kerry Leibig, Senior Attorney Advisor, Office of Legal Counsel, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)