Michigan Maternity and Pregnancy laws & compensation compliance analysis

Michigan Maternity and Pregnancy: What you need to know

Michigan's Civil Rights Act prohibits employment practices that discriminate on the basis of sex, which includes pregnancy, childbirth, or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth (MI Stat. Sec. 37.2202).
The Act covers all employers (MI Stat. Sec. 37.2201
The Act also prohibits employers from treating individuals affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions differently than individuals who are not so affected, but who are similar in their ability or inability to work. The law applies to all employment-related purposes.
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As a general rule, employers must treat employees who are affected by pregnancy in the same way that employees with temporary disabilities are treated. 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.
For a concise, multistate comparison of state maternity and pregnancy laws, see the State Law Chart Builder.
For discussion of applicable federal laws and additional state analysis, please see the related topic pages for:
Last reviewed on September 12, 2017.

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