Beginning January 1, 2020, Oregon employers with six or more employees must provide pregnant job seekers and employees with reasonable accommodations for a wider array of pregnancy related medical conditions. Under this new law, employers must provide reasonable accommodations for any known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions.
Some common accommodations include:
- Equipment or worksite modifications
- More frequent or longer breaks
- Assistance with manual labor
- Work schedule or job duty adjustments
Employers need to post signs in a conspicuous and accessible location informing employees of these new discrimination protections and their right to reasonable accommodation.