Effective May 18, 2018, South Carolina amended the Human Affairs Law to prohibit covered employers from failing or refusing to provide reasonable accommodation for employees’ medical needs arising from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions (SC Code Sec. 1–13–80).
Covered employers. The law applies to employers with 15 or more employees.
Covered conditions. The law covers pregnancy, childbirth, and other related conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation.
Reasonable accommodations. It is an unlawful employment practice for an employer to fail or refuse to make reasonable accommodations for medical needs arising from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions of an applicant or employee unless the employer can demonstrate that the accommodations would pose undue hardship.
Examples of accommodations may include, but are not limited to:
• Making existing facilities ...