Indiana Maternity and Pregnancy: What you need to know

The Indiana Civil Rights Law prohibits employment practices that discriminate on the basis of sex. This means that employers should ensure that their policies do not negatively impact 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 leave for their employees.
Public employers. State employees can substitute paid sick leave to care for an injured or ill immediate family member. Sick leave with pay accrues to full-time employees in the nonmerit service at the rate of 7.5 hours for every 2 months of employment, plus 7.5 additional hours for every 4 months of service. Part-time employees earn sick leave at the rate of 3.75 hours for every 2 months of service, plus 3.75 additional hours for every 4 months of employment. Sick leave will not accrue to hourly, per diem, temporary, intermittent, contractual employees, or employees working less than half-time (IN Admin. Code Tit. 31 Sec. 5-8-3).
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 ...

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