Under the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act, employers are required to treat women affected by pregnancy and its related conditions (i.e., deliveries, miscarriages, abortions) in the same manner as they would any other employee with a temporary disability for insurance and other employee benefit purposes. The Act applies to employers with 15 or more employees.
The Pregnancy Rules for State Employees require that pregnant women disabled by pregnancy be granted leave on the same terms as other disabled employees (MS State Policy and Procedure Manual Sec. 7.22.6).
Major medical leave may be used only after the employee has used 1 day of accrued personal or compensatory leave for each absence due to illness, or leave without pay if the employee has no accrued personal or compensatory leave.