Code of the District of Columbia

§ 32–1231.01. Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the term:

(1) "OHR" means the Office of Human Rights.

(2) “Reasonable accommodation” means an accommodation that does not cause undue hardship in the operation of the employer's business that an employer can make for an employee whose ability to perform the functions of the employee's job are affected by pregnancy, childbirth, a related medical condition, or breastfeeding, including:

(A) More frequent or longer breaks;

(B) Time off to recover from childbirth;

(C) The acquisition or modification of equipment or seating;

(D) The temporary transfer to a less strenuous or hazardous position or other job restructuring such as providing light duty or a modified work schedule;

(E) Having the employee refrain from heavy lifting;

(F) Relocating the employee's work area;

(G) Providing private non-bathroom space for expressing breast milk; or

(H) Time off due to pre-birth complications.

(3) “Undue hardship” means any action that requires significant difficulty in the operation of the employer's business or significant expense on the behalf of the employer when considered in relation to factors such as the size of the business, its financial resources, and the nature and structure of its operation.