Greenville, SC Chapter of theSociety for Human Resource Management
Posted on behalf of the SC Human Affairs Commission:
Please share information about the SC Pregnancy Accommodations Act and the SC Lactation Support Act with your managers and supervisors. See attachments.
One of the attachments includes Frequently Asked Questions (found on our website at www.schac.sc.gov) about the SC Pregnancy Accommodations Act and the SC Lactation Support Act.
The South Carolina Pregnancy Accommodation Act was signed by Governor McMaster on May 17, 2018. The General Assembly’s intent in passing it was to combat pregnancy discrimination. In sum, it requires employers with 15 or more employees1 to provide reasonable accommodations to employees and applicants for medical needs arising from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.
The South Carolina Lactation Support Act was signed by Governor McMaster on June 25, 2020. This Act requires that any employer, regardless of size, permit employees reasonable opportunities to express milk in a private place other than a toilet stall. An aggrieved employee may file a charge of discrimination with SCHAC in the event any adverse action is taken for requesting or using reasonable unpaid break time, or paid break time or mealtime, to express breast milk. However, an employer will be not be held liable if it takes reasonable efforts to comply with the Lactation Support Act.
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