Maryland Pregnant & Working (Poster-Color) Mandatory
The Pregnant & Working (Poster-Color) is a Maryland equal opportunity law poster provided for businesses by the Maryland Department Of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. This is a required poster for all Maryland employers, and any business that fails to post this notification may be subject to penalties or fines.
This mandatory poster is a summary of the rights that pregnant women have while working in Maryland. It lists the rights available and protections under the law. Employers are also required to follow certain guidelines regarding their pregnant workers. Victims of discrimination should report their cases to the contact information provided.
State of Maryland Commission on Civil Rights 6 Saint Paul Street, Suite 900 Baltimore, MD 21202-1631 What Does That Mean? If you have a disability that is contributed to or caused by pregnancy, you may request a reasonable accommodation at work. Your employer must explore “all possible means of providing the reasonable accommodation.” State Government Article, §20-609(d) The law lists an assortment of options for both you and your employer to consider in order to comply with a request for reasonable accommodation. These include, but are not limited to: • Changing job duties • Changing work hours • Relocation • Providing mechanical or electrical aids • Transfers to less strenuous or less hazardous positions • Providing leave Every situation is different. You must explore every available option with your employer to decide what accommodation best suits your needs. Main: (410) 767-8600 | Toll Free: 1 (800) 637-6247 | TTY: (410) 333-1737 | Fax: (410) 333-1841 [email protected] | www.mccr.maryland.gov Know Your Rights! If you are pregnant, you have a legal right to a reasonable accommodation if your pregnancy causes or contributes to a disability and the accommodation does not impose an undue hardship on your employer. State Government Article, §20-609(b) Do I Need A Doctor’s Note? It depends on what your employer requests. The law allows an employer, at his or her discretion, to require certification from your health care provider regarding the medical advisability of a reasonable accommodation, but only to the same extent certification is required for other temporary disabilities. State Government Article, §20- 609(f ) If required, the certification must include: • Date a reasonable accommodation is medically advisable. • Probable duration of the accommodation should be provided. • Explanation as to the medical advisability of the reasonable accommodation. Can I Still Get In Trouble? Retaliation is prohibited under State Government Article, §20-609(h) when exercising your rights. If an employee seeks to exercise her right to request a reasonable accommodation for a temporary disability due to pregnancy, an employer may not: • Interfere with; • Restrain; • Deny the exercise; or • Deny the attempt to exercise the right. Any form of retaliation is grounds to file a Complaint of Discrimination with the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights (MCCR). What If I Am A Victim Of Discrimination? If you believe your rights under the law have been violated, you must file a complaint with MCCR within 6 months of the alleged act of discrimination. A trained Civil Rights Officer will work with you to discuss what happened and determine if there is reason to believe a discriminatory violation occurred. You can reach MCCR by phone, email, fax, letter, or walk-in. All procedures by MCCR are confidential until your case is certified for public hearing or trial. Pregnant & Working
More Maryland Labor Law Posters 25 PDFS
Minimum-Wage.org provides an additional 24 required and optional Maryland labor law posters that may be relevant to your business. Be sure to also print and post all required state labor law posters, as well as all of the mandatory federal labor law posters.
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