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Indiana Maternity and Pregnancy: What you need to know

The Indiana Civil Rights Law prohibits employment practices that discriminate on the basis of sex, which is generally interpreted to include pregnancy, maternity, and related conditions. This means that employers should ensure that their policies do not negatively affect one sex more than the other.
The Law covers employers with six or more employees (IN Code Sec. 22-9-1-1 et seq.).
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Private employers. There is no Indiana law requiring private employers to provide family or maternity leave to their employees.
Public employers. State employees can substitute paid sick leave to care for an injured or ill immediate family member (IN Admin. Code Tit. 31 Sec. 5-8-3).
Teachers. Any teacher who is pregnant must be granted a leave of absence any time between the commencement of her pregnancy and 1 year following the birth of the child, if she notifies the superintendent at least 30 days before the date on which she wishes to start her leave.
The teacher must notify the superintendent of the expected length of this leave and include with this notice either a physician's statement certifying her pregnancy or a copy of the birth certificate of the newborn, whichever is applicable. In the case of a medical emergency caused by pregnancy, the teacher must be granted a leave immediately on her request and the certification of the emergency from an attending physician.
All or part of a leave taken by a teacher because of a temporary disability caused by pregnancy may be charged, at her discretion, to her available sick days. However, the teacher is not entitled to take accumulated sick leave days when her physician certifies that the teacher is capable of performing her regular teaching ...

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