Kentucky Maternity and Pregnancy: What you need to know

The Kentucky Civil Rights Act prohibits employment practices that discriminate on the basis of gender, which includes pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions (KY Rev. Stat. Sec. 344.040). The Act covers employers with eight or more employees (KY Rev. Stat. Sec. 344.030).
For a Limited Time receive a FREE HR Report on the "Critical HR Recordkeeping”.  This exclusive special report covers hiring records, employment relationships, termination records, litigation issues, electronic information issues, tips for better recordkeeping, and a list of legal requirements.  Download Now
Employers covered by the Kentucky Civil Rights Act must treat employees who are affected by pregnancy in the same way as employees with temporary disabilities are treated (KY Rev. Stat. Sec. 344.030, Sec. 344.040). This means that whatever an employer does in regard to temporary disability leave--offer leave with or without pay, or not at all--employees affected by pregnancy must be treated the same as temporarily disabled employees in their requests for time off. This includes such things as the commencement and duration of disability leave, the availability of extensions, the accrual of seniority and other benefits while on leave, and job reinstatement.
Private employers. There is no Kentucky law requiring private employers to provide family leave for their employees. If family leave is promised, however, employers may have a legal obligation to grant it. However, Kentucky does have an Adoption Leave Law, under which employers must give both public and private employees up to 6 weeks of leave upon the adoption of a child under the age of 7 (KY Rev. Stat. Sec. 337.015).
Public employers. State employees may take or be required to use paid sick leave when disabled by sickness, injury, pregnancy, or to care for a sick or injured family member under Kentucky's State Employees' Family and Medical Leave Rules. Employees are entitled to return to their former positions when paid leave does ...

>> Read more about Maternity and Pregnancy

More on this topic:

State Requirements

National | Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | District of Columbia | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming |

Kentucky Maternity and Pregnancy Resources

Maternity and Pregnancy Products

Free Special Reports
Get Your FREE HR Management Special Report. Download Any One Of These FREE Special Reports, Instantly!
Featured Special Report
Claim Your Free Copy of Critical HR Recordkeeping

Record retention is complex and time consuming. However, in addition to complying with various federal and state laws, keeping good, well-organized records can be very helpful in documenting and supporting an organization’s employment actions.
Download Now!

This special report will discuss how you can ensure your records are in good order, and establish a record-retention policy.

Topics covered:
1. Hiring Records
2. Employment Relationships
3. Termination Records
4. Litigation Issues
5. Electronic Information Issues
6. Tips for Better Recordkeeping
7. A List of Legal Requirements

Make sure you have the information you need to know to keep your records in order.