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Subchapter 006 : FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES(Cite as: 21 V.S.A. § 495k)
§ 495k. Accommodations for pregnancy-related conditions
(a)(1) It shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer to fail to provide a reasonable accommodation for an employee’s pregnancy-related condition, unless it would impose an undue hardship on the employer.
(2) An employee with a pregnancy-related condition, regardless of whether the employee is an “individual with a disability” as defined in subdivision 495d(5) of this subchapter, shall have the same rights and be subject to the same standards with respect to the provision of a reasonable accommodation, pursuant to this subchapter, as a qualified individual with a disability as defined in subdivision 495d(6) of this subchapter.
(b) Nothing in this section shall be construed to diminish the rights, privileges, or remedies of an employee pursuant to federal or State law, a collective bargaining agreement, or an employment contract.
(c) An employer shall post notice of the provisions of this section in a form provided by the Commissioner in a place conspicuous to employees at the employer’s place of business.
(d) Nothing in this section shall be construed to indicate or deem that a pregnancy-related condition necessarily constitutes a disability. (Added 2017, No. 21, § 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2018.)