Most women can continue working throughout their pregnancies, but many require adjustments to how or when their job is performed to be able to continue working safely. One-quarter million women are denied their work accommodation requests each year, threatening the health of those women and their pregnancies. You can play an important role in ensuring your patient receives the accommodation she needs.
Healthcare providers are asked to write work accommodation notes, but typically are not trained on how to do so effectively. Well-intentioned providers may write notes that inadvertently cause their patients to be sent out on leave, lose their health insurance, or even lose their jobs.
To invite an expert to present on pregnancy accommodation work notes at your healthcare institution, contact us at (415) 565-4640.
A team of doctors and lawyers created the tools on this site to help you write work notes that increase the likelihood that your patients will receive the pregnancy accommodations they need to continue working and earning an income.
Please select the state where your patient works (not necessarily the same state where you practice) to access the note-writing tools available for that state:
To learn more about the workplace protections available to your pregnant patients, visit A Better Balance’s Babygate website, a Know Your Rights project clarifying legal protections around pregnancy discrimination, breastfeeding, family leave, and more. You may also refer your patients to the Center for WorkLife Law’s free legal hotline: firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 565-4640 or A Better Balance’s legal hotline: (212) 430-5982 in New York, or (615) 915-2417 in Tennessee. In California, you may contact Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center’s Work and Family Helpline at (800) 880-8047.