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This ordinance makes unlawful employment discrimination against pregnant women and requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations for an employee's pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition at the employee's request. The ordinance defines a reasonable accommodation as an accommodation that allows the employee to perform the essential functions of the job. However, under the bill, the employer need not provide accommodations that are unduly burdensome according to factors including: cost, the employer's financial resources, and the type of operation performed by the employer. The ordinance burdens the employer to demonstrate that an accommodation is an undue burden. Also, the ordinance requires employers to provide notice of the right to be free from discrimination because of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition.
Amending Chapter 9-3400 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Energy Conservation," to provide for the benchmarking and reporting of energy and water usage data for certain buildings, all under certain terms and conditions.