Don't HR Alone #31 - Pregnancy Accommodation and Minneapolis Minimum Wage

July 5, 2017

July Question of the Month


Question: An employee who is 30 weeks pregnant requested a different work assignment as an accommodation for her pregnancy because she is nearing the end of her term. Are we required to provide her this accommodation under the federal law? 

Answer: It depends. Pregnancy alone, without complications, is not a disability requiring reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Therefore, an employer is not required to offer another work assignment to a pregnant employee to accommodate her late-term pregnancy if her pregnancy is