Update: The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act is in Effect

by Tessa Steffens

As an update to our previous blog post on the impacts of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), the PWFA is officially in effect as of today June 27, 2023.

As a reminder, the PWFA requires employers who employ 15 or more employees during 20 or more work weeks to provide a reasonable accommodation to workers for known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

As of today, if an employer violates the PWFA, employees will be able to file EEOC charges based on the failure to accommodate.

For a full understanding of employer’s obligations under the PWFA, view our previous blog post here: https://info.gutweinlaw.com/blog/pwfa.