Employer Posting/Notice Requirements

General Nondiscriminaion Poster ("Discrimination Is Illegal")

The state Fair Employment Practices Act (at R.I.G.L. Section 28-5-37) provides that:
"Every employer, employment agency, and labor union subject to this chapter shall post in a conspicuous place or places on his or her premises a notice to be prepared or approved by the commission, which shall set forth excerpts of this chapter and any other relevant information which the commission deems necessary to explain the chapter. Any employer, employment agency, or labor union refusing to comply with the provisions of this section shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500)."

Click here to download and print a copy of the Commission-approved posting notice.

Posting/Notice on Employer Treatment of Pregnancy and Related Conditions

On June 25, 2015, Governor Gina M. Raimondo signed into law an amendment to the state Fair Employment Practices Act which expanded the protections afforded to employees and job applicants on the basis of "conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions". The new law is effective immediately

Click here to view and download a model version of the notice required to be:

1) "conspicuously posted at an employer's place of business in an area accessible to employees"; and

2) given by employers to: (a) all new employees upon commencement of employment; (b) all existing employees within 120 days of June 25, 2015; and (c) any employee who notifies the employer of her pregnancy within ten days of such notification.