The Virginia Human Rights Act prohibits employment practices that discriminate against individuals because of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. With respect to time off, this means that an employer must treat employees disabled by pregnancy or related conditions the same as that employer treats employees with other types of temporary disabilities. The Act covers all employers, regardless of size (VA Stat. Sec. 2.2-3900et seq.). In addition, Virginia employers are also bound by the requirements of the federal Pregnancy Disability Act to treat pregnancy-related disabilities the same way that all other temporary disabilities are treated. There is more information.