Employers; reasonable accommodation for employees with disability. (HB2375)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Employers; reasonable accommodation for employees with disability caused or contributed to by pregnancy. Requires an employer, upon request from an employee for a reasonable accommodation for a disability caused or contributed to by pregnancy to explore with the employee all possible means of providing the reasonable accommodation. If the employee requests a transfer to a less strenuous or less hazardous position as a reasonable accommodation, the measure requires the employer to transfer the employee for a period of time up to the duration of the employee's pregnancy when, among other circumstances, the employee's health care provider advises the transfer and the employer can provide the reasonable accommodation by transferring the employee without creating additional employment, discharging an employee, transferring any employee with more seniority, or promoting an employee who is not qualified to perform the job. The measure also clarifies that the prohibition on discrimination against otherwise qualified persons with disabilities applies to private employers. Amends § 51.5-40.1, § 51.5-41, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/23/2015Presented and ordered printed 15101357D
01/23/2015Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/30/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2375)
02/10/2015Left in Commerce and Labor