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Texas Maternity and Pregnancy: What you need to know

Texas does not have a state law that specifically requires employers to offer pregnancy leave. However, employers covered by the Texas Employment Discrimination Act must provide the same leave benefits to women affected by pregnancy or childbirth or related conditions that are provided to other employees with temporary disabilities. This means that employers can provide leave for employees with temporary disabilities, including pregnancy disability, with or without pay, or not provide it at all, as long as all employees are treated the same in their requests for temporary disability leave.
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Some states have family and medical leave laws that require private employers to provide unpaid leave for an employee's own illness, including pregnancy, or to care for a newborn. Texas does not have such a law. However, if an employer does offer employees leave to care for a newborn, the state employment discrimination law would most likely be interpreted to require that the leave be offered to both male and female employees. In addition, employers with 50 or more employees may have leave obligations under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). There is additional information on the FMLA.
A state employee who has a total of at least 12 months of state service and who has worked at least 1,250 hours during the 12-month period preceding the beginning of leave is entitled to leave under the federal FMLA. The employee must first use all available and applicable paid vacation and sick leave, except that an employee who is receiving temporary disability benefits or workers' compensation benefits is not required to first use applicable paid ...

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