Disabilities (ADA): Pennsylvania
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- In addition to the federal equal opportunity laws, Pennsylvania employers must comply with a number of state antidiscrimination laws, including the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act. See Disability Discrimination in Pennsylvania.
- Pennsylvania law prohibits discrimination in public employment and discrimination against individuals with a handicap and/or Commonwealth employees with HIV or AIDS. See Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.
- Effective January 20, 2014, Philadelphia's Fair Practices Ordinance requires covered employers to, upon request, provide pregnant employees with reasonable accommodations.See Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance.