Colorado Pregnancy Accommodations: Handbook Statement Added

Author: Melissa Gonzalez Boyce, XpertHR Legal Editor

Effective August 10, 2016, the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA) requires Colorado employers to provide employees and applicants with reasonable accommodations for health conditions related to pregnancy or the physical recovery from childbirth, unless the accommodation requested poses an undue hardship on the employer's business. Under CADA, a Colorado employer is required to engage in the interactive process to determine an effective accommodation. The law also prohibits an employer from discriminating against and taking adverse actions against an employee who requests or uses a reasonable accommodation.

As a result of this legal development, the Pregnancy Accommodation Handbook Statement: Colorado has been added and the Colorado table of contents has been updated accordingly.