Policy 3.4.12 - Pregnant and Parenting Employees

The College is fully committed to providing a learning and working environment that is free from prohibited discrimination. The College prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Pregnant and nursing employees will be provided with accommodations as required by law.


A. Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnancy-Related Limitations

In accordance with the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, qualifying applicants and employees with known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions will be provided reasonable accommodations, unless the accommodation demonstrably would impose an undue hardship on the operation of the College. No adverse action will be taken against an applicant or employee for requesting or using a reasonable accommodation.

B. Break Time to Express Milk

For one year after the birth of an employee’s child, the employee will be provided reasonable break times to express breast milk for the child each time the employee has need to express milk. Requests for additional break time, in excess of that provided to employees, may be approved through the use of sick leave, annual leave, or unpaid leave. The appropriate supervisor will designate a place, other than a bathroom, that the employee may use to express milk. Any designated place must be functional as a space for expressing milk, shielded from view, and free from intrusion from others.

Adopted: October 11, 2023