3.1.6 Pregnant and Parenting Employees

Policy TrackingDate
ApprovedMay 13, 2024
ReviewedMay 13, 2024

The College is fully committed to providing a learning and working environment that is free from prohibited discrimination.  The College prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.  Pregnant and nursing employees will be provided accommodations as required by law.  


A.  Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnancy-Related Limitations

In accordance with the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, qualifying applicants and employees with known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions will be provided reasonable accommodations, unless the   accommodation demonstrably would impose an undue hardship on the operation of the College.  No adverse action will be taken against an applicant or employee for requesting or using a reasonable accommodation. 

B. Break Time to Express Milk

For one year after the birth of an employee's child, the employee will be provided reasonable break times to express breast milk for each time the employee has need to express milk.  The appropriate supervisor will designate a place, other than a bathroom, that the employee may use to express milk.  Any designated place must be functional as a space for expressing milk, shielded from view, and free from intrusion from others.  

Legal Reference:  Consolidated Appropriations Act, P.L. 117-328, div. II - Pregnant Workers Fairness Act; Fair Labor Standards Act, as amended, 29 U.S.C. 201, et seq.; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000e et seq., 29 C.F.R. pt. 1604; Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972, 20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq., 34 C.F.R. pt. 106

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