Friday, February 27, 2015

Kentucky House OKs workplace bill for pregnant workers

The Kentucky House has passed a bill that would require employers to make reasonable accommodations for their pregnant workers.

Those accommodations for pregnant workers could include longer or more frequent breaks, modification of equipment, appropriate seating, modified work schedules and temporary transfer to less strenuous roles.

The measure passed the House on a 95-0 vote Thursday and now goes to the Senate.
The bill's sponsor, Democratic Rep. Joni Jenkins, says it would provide clear-cut guidelines for employers and employees in protecting and supporting pregnant workers.

She says the result could help minimize litigation dealing with such workplace issues.

The legislation is House Bill 218.