The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s proposed regulations implementing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act could increase job-related litigation as disputes may arise regarding whether employers have satisfied the coming rules on accommodating workers experiencing pregnancy or related conditions, employment lawyers said this week. 

The PWFA, which went into effect June 27, requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to an employee experiencing physical limitations due to pregnancy or related medical conditions unless providing the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the employer.