Michigan--Laws Relating to Pregnancy


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Prohibitions against Pregnancy Discrimination

It is an unlawful employment practice to discriminate based on sex.Sex includes pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition that does not include nontherapeutic abortion not intended to save the life of the mother.[1]

For the text of the statute, click here.

Pregnancy Accommodation

While not explicitly requiring an affirmative duty to accommodate, the law does require that an employer shall not treat an individual affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition differently for any employment-related purpose from another individual who is not so affected but similar in ability or inability to work, without regard to the source of any condition affecting the other individual's ability or inability to work.[2]

For the text of the statute, click here.

Pregnancy-related Disability Accommodation

Michigan does not specifically accommodate pregnancy or its attendant medical conditions as a disability.

Breastfeeding Rights

Michigan does not provide women an affirmative right to breastfeed in public or at work.

Family and Childcare Leave Laws

Michigan does not provide additional protections to the federal law.

For the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act, click here.

For the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, click here.

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[1] Mich. Comp. Laws ยง 37.2202

[2] Id.