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Q: I have a question about vacation and sick time pay when being laid off.

I was laid off from my job along with some other people about a year ago although I was “temporarily” laid off. One of the other persons laid off with me had received his vacation and sick time as weekly pay until it ran out. For me, it’s now been a year since being laid off and the company... View More

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Q: Does my employer have to allow me to flex my schedule for prenatal appointments?

I work for a state government, and requested previously to be allowed to flex my schedule to allow me to go to my prenatal appointments without having to use sick leave due to the employer not paying maternity leave and requiring employees to use their own sick time. And it was denied. I recently... View More

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answered on Jan 24, 2024

Under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, employers are required to treat pregnant employees the same as others who are similar in their ability or inability to work. This means if your employer provides accommodations for other employees with medical conditions, they should also do so for... View More

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Q: Can my employer deny my request for leggings as a reasonable accommodation to pregnancy in VT?

I work in Vermont, and I was recently placed on a temporary job assignment with a business casual dress code (no jeans, no leggings). I asked if I would be permitted to wear leggings due to my pregnancy causing me to rapidly outgrow my business pants. Others in different divisions within the same... View More

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answered on Jan 23, 2024

In Vermont, employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations for employees with medical needs, including pregnancy, unless doing so would cause undue hardship to the employer. The request to wear leggings due to pregnancy could be considered a reasonable accommodation under these laws,... View More

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