Am I entitled to light duty when I am pregnant?
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Employers may have to provide light duty assignments to pregnant employees.
I work in a warehouse for a large online retailer. My job requires processing, filling, and shipping customer orders. Although most of the items we package and ship are small, we occasionally have to lift boxes that weigh up to 40 or 50 pounds.
I'm pregnant, and my doctor has put me on a lifting restriction; I'm not supposed to lift more than 20 pounds. I've asked my boss for a temporary light-duty assignment, but he said those jobs are available only to employees who have on-the-job injuries. Don't they have to accommodate my pregnancy?