Minnesota law requires employers with 21 or more employees at one or more sites to provide reasonable accommodation to an employee for health conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth unless the employer demonstrates that the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of the employer’s business. Any employee working for the employer at least 12 months and the equivalent of one-half of the employer’s full-time employment requirement is eligible for the accommodations. Some accommodations are required if requested by the employee on the advice of the employee’s licensed health care provider or certified doula. Some accommodations are automatic and the employer may not claim undue hardship in providing the pregnant employee with more frequent restroom, food and water breaks; seating; and limits on lifting over 20 pounds.
For more information on this topic, and other Minnesota employment law issues, contact Will Partridge at Farrish Johnson Law Office.
This webpage contains general information and not legal advice. It is based on Minnesota law in effect at the time of writing. An attorney at Farrish Johnson can advise you about how the law applies to your specific situation.