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Information about the SC Pregnancy Accommodations Act and the SC Lactation Support Act

  • Monday, October 05, 2020 4:59 PM
    Message # 9285431
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Posted on behalf of the SC Human Affairs Commission:

    Good afternoon,

    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‚Äôs 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.

    Please email me at adunbar@schac.sc.gov with any questions or concerns.

    Kind regards,

    Alphia M. Dunbar, MPA, CPS
    Training Consultant
    Division of Technical Services
    SC Human Affairs Commission
    1026 Sumter Street, Suite 101
    Columbia, SC  29201
    Ph:  (803) 673-9284
    Fax: (803) 253-4191
    e-mail:
      adunbar@schac.sc.gov
    https://www.facebook.com/South-Carolina-Human-Affairs-Commission-100489305029120/?modal=admin_todo_tour


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