Please note that all such forms and policies should be reviewed by your legal counsel for compliance with applicable law, and should be modified to suit your organization’s culture, industry, and practices. Do not keep medical records in departmental files. If at any point you have questions or concerns during the accommodations process, contact your HR consultant or Medical Center’s leave specialist. The most common problem in the first trimester of pregnancy is nausea, "especially in the food service industry, because food smells can trigger the nausea," says Marjorie Greenfield, an obstetrician and gynecologist in Cleveland. To have a disability under the ADA, an individual must have an impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. See Cal. tit. An overzealous reaction to Peggy Young’s pregnancy announcement caused what she feels was an unnecessary push to take unpaid leave in 2006. "Uninformed line managers are making these calls in the moment, and employees accept their manager’s decision because they don’t know any better, either," she says. This is a test of an asset note. Patterson advises that the employee can work normally until she asks the manager for an accommodation or until it becomes clear that she is having difficulty. "The manager should ask himself, ‘What would the process be if the employee had a back injury or needed adjustments to her work schedule for cancer treatments?’ " Martin says. But HR professionals can ensure their own happy ending by educating themselves and providing common sense accommodations to their expectant employees. "A stool to sit on for short periods makes a huge difference," she says. Under the ADA, your employer may ask you to submit a letter from your health care provider documenting that you have a pregnancy-related medical condition, and that you need an accommodation because of it. 0 1 A B E g n � “ øñøëäßÛ×Û×Û×Û×ÓÏÈÄÈÛ×ÀÄÓ×À¼¸¼¸´¸×°¸¬×¨Ó¡�¡™¼°•‘�×†‚ hço* hço* hço* hÅv½ h†D| h†2J h. "Right now we’re in this initial phase of interpretation by the court system of the ADAAA, so it’s a little inconsistent," Danaher says. "The employer has the right to choose which accommodation best meets the need of the organization," she notes. She consisted of the complying with in her cover letter to highlight the management skills that were vital to the task: My leadership experience consists of offering as a backpacking trip leader for an on-campus club that coordinated outside journeys. She attended team meetings using a videoconferencing app. If requested, provide the accommodations below: Questions about how to accommodate these circumstances or additional pregnancy accommodation requests can be directed to your HR consultant, Medical Center’s leave specialist, and/or the Disability Services Office.