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Godfrey, Ill., Code § 2-237(5.1) (current through Sept. 29, 2017)
Brief Summary
Upon the employee's request, the Village must provide a "reasonable accommodation" of providing private, non-bathroom space to its employees for the purpose of expressing breast milk and breastfeeding.
Legal Strategies
Prohibits/discourages something.
Reach
Limited scope. Only applicable to village employees.
Food System Category: Get
State: Illinois
Jurisdiction Type: Other
Jurisdiction Name: Godfrey
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
Yes. Refers to protections for women (§ 2-237).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. Support for breastfeeding supports public health goals.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
No.
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
No.
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. Sec. 2-231 states that these provisions are part of a manual that "is a statement of policies and procedures to be followed by employees of the Village of Godfrey.".
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
No.
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. "Once the employee makes the request, the Village will take all reasonable efforts to grant the accommodation unless the Village can demonstrate that the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the ordinary operation of the Village" (sec. 2-237 (5.1)).
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
No.
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
No.
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource investment?
No.
Code context and ordinance history
Chapter 2 (Administration), Article III (Officers and Employees), Division 6 (Policies and Procedures Manual); Sec. 2-237 (Pregnancy accomodation in the workplace). Ordinances: Ord. No. 02-2015, § 1, 3-17-2015.