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April 25, 2024

By: Emily McDonough Souza

On April 15, 2024, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its final rule and interpretive guidance implementing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). The federal law, which went into effect June 27, 2023, and applies to employers with 15 or more employees, expands protections for qualified employees and applicants with regard to reasonable accommodations for “known limitations” related to pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions. It was intended to aid in filling accommodations gaps left in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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