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South Carolina Enacts Pregnancy Accommodation Law

Posted on May 25 2018 02:26 PM

Law Contains New Notice & Poster Requirement

South Carolina has enacted a new law that prohibits employers with 15 or more employees from discriminating against employees with medical needs arising from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. In particular, the law prohibits covered employers from failing or refusing to make reasonable accommodations for employees' medical needs arising from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions unless it can demonstrate that the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on its business.

Notice & Poster Requirements
Covered employers must provide a written notice regarding the law to existing employees by September 14, 2018, and all new hires on or after that date. The notice must be also conspicuously posted at an employer's place of business. The South Carolina Human Affairs Commission is expected to issue a model notice in the coming months.

Click here to read the text of the law, which is currently in effect.

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