Kentucky Pregnant Workers Act Added to Equal Employment Notice

A couple of months ago we issued updates to three labor law notices on our Kentucky poster, and now we’re off to the races again!

The Commission on Human Rights has just added information on the new Kentucky Pregnant Workers Act to the Equal Employment Opportunity notice. The Act goes into effect on June 27, 2019.

In addition to posting the notice by the law’s effective date, employers are required to provide written notice to new employees by 6/27/19, and to existing employees by 7/27/19.

Details of the Pregnant Workers Act

Discrimination Based on Pregnancy Is Prohibited

The Kentucky Pregnant Workers Act prohibits employment discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions.

Under the Act, employers are required to make reasonable accommodations for employees who have limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions and have requested an accommodation.

The types of accommodations include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • More frequent or longer breaks
  • Time off to recover from childbirth
  • New or modified equipment
  • Appropriate seating
  • A temporary transfer to a less strenuous or hazardous position
  • Job restructuring
  • Light duty or a modified work schedule
  • A private lactation space that is not a bathroom

Where to Go for Help with Discrimination

Those who need help with discrimination are encouraged to contact the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights. The Equal Employment Opportunity notice includes several ways to do so: by phone (800-292-5566), by fax (502-595-4801), and by email (KCHR.MAIL@KY.GOV), or by visiting the Commission’s website.

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If you have not already done so, we encourage you to order our 1-Year Compliance Plan so that you will automatically receive the updated Kentucky poster as soon as it is available. And because we provide free poster updates for mandatory changes, no matter how many occur during the 12-month period, you can always count on Poster Compliance Center to keep your business in compliance.