Virginia Values Act Notice to Pregnant Employees
ATTENTION ALL MANAGERS -- NEW VIRGINIA LAW REQUIRES NOTICE TO PREGNANT EMPLOYEES
Beginning July 1, 2020, if any current employee reports a pregnancy (e.g. asks for time off related to prenatal care, mentions they are expecting, etc.), UVA is required to give the employee a notice of their rights within 10 days of the pregnancy disclosure.
- The notice should be provided via email for all employees with regular computer access as a normal part of their job.
- A copy of the email to the employee should be saved in your manager file for this employee.
- For employees who do not have regular computer access, the notice can be printed and hand delivered (see below), and a copy kept in your manager file for this employee.
- For any of your employees who are currently pregnant (having previously disclosed their pregnancy), please send the notice immediately.
You can copy this language into an email, or you can click here for a PDF version to attach to email or print:
NOTICE: The University of Virginia does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical issues. Employees may have a right to reasonable accommodation for known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical issues. Reach out to Human Resources – Employee Relations if you have limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical issues for which you seek an accommodation. You may be entitled to an interactive process to determine whether a specific accommodation is reasonable. Employers are prohibited from taking adverse action against an employee who requests or uses a reasonable accommodation. Information about your rights can be found on the Human Resources website, Notice of Non-Discrimination page.
For information, the full text of the statute can be found here.