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File #: 130922    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 12/5/2013 In control: Committee on Law and Government
On agenda: Final action: 6/19/2014
Title: Amending Title 9 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled, "Regulation Of Businesses, Trades And Professions," to clarify that it is discrimination based on sex and therefore an unlawful business practice for any employer to fail to accommodate an individual's reasonable need to express breast milk; all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Goode, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Kenney, Councilmember Tasco, Councilmember Blackwell, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember O'Neill, Councilmember O'Brien
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy13092201.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
9/3/20141 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
6/19/20141 CITY COUNCIL PASSEDPass16:0 Action details Not available
6/12/20141 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
6/12/20141 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass  Action details Not available
6/12/20141 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK`S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
6/9/20140 Committee on Law and Government HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
6/9/20140 Committee on Law and Government HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
6/9/20140 Committee on Law and Government AMENDED   Action details Not available
6/9/20141 Committee on Law and Government REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
12/5/20130 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass  Action details Not available
Title
Amending Title 9 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled, “Regulation Of Businesses, Trades And Professions,” to clarify that it is discrimination based on sex and therefore an unlawful business practice for any employer to fail to accommodate an individual's reasonable need to express breast milk; all under certain terms and conditions.
 
Body
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:
 
SECTION 1. Title 9 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as
follows:
 
TITLE 9. REGULATION OF BUSINESSES, TRADES AND PROFESSIONS.
 
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CHAPTER 9-1100. FAIR PRACTICES ORDINANCE: PROTECTIONS AGAINST
UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATION
 
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§ 9-1103. Unlawful Employment Practices.
 
(1)       It shall be an unlawful employment practice to deny or interfere with the
employment opportunities of an individual based upon his or her race, ethnicity, color,
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability,
marital status, familial status, genetic information, or domestic or sexual violence victim
status, including, but not limited to, the following:
 
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(m)       For any employer to fail to reasonably accommodate an individual's need to express breast milk.
 
            (i) Reasonable accommodations include providing unpaid break time or allowing an employee to use paid break, mealtime, or both, to express milk and providing a private, sanitary space that is not a bathroom where an employee can express breast milk, so long as these requirements do not impose an undue hardship (as defined in § 9-1128(2)) on an employer.
 
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SECTION 2.  This Ordinance shall take effect immediately.
 
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Explanation:
 
[Brackets] indicate matter deleted.
Italics indicate matter added.
 
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