Prohibitions against Pregnancy Discrimination
A woman affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition must be treated for all purposes related to employment, including receipt of a benefit under a fringe benefit program, in the same manner as another individual not affected but similar in the individual's ability or inability to work.
*Applies to employers of at least fifteen individuals for at least twenty weeks of the year
A municipality or a county is required to make a reasonable effort to accommodate an employee of the municipality or county who is determined by a physician to be partially physically restricted by a pregnancy.
Pregnancy-related Disability Accommodation
Texas does not specifically accommodate pregnancy or its attendant medical conditions as a disability.
A woman has a right to breastfeed in any location. This authorization does not extend to her place of employment. Businesses with policies supporting worksite breastfeeding may use the designation of “mother-friendly.”
Family and Childcare Leave Laws
State workers are entitled to up to 12 weeks of leave to care for a new child, regardless of hours worked. Leave may not be job-protected.
State workers who earn sick leave may use it to care for an immediate family member.
For the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act, click here.
For the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, click here.
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