Virginia does not have a state law that specifically requires employers to offer pregnancy leave. However, employers covered by the Virginia Human Rights Act must provide the same leave benefits to women disabled by pregnancy that are provided to other employees with temporary disabilities.
This means that employers can provide leave for employees with temporary disabilities, including pregnancy disability, with or without pay, or not provide it at all, as long as all employees are treated the same in their requests for temporary disability leave.
State employees are eligible to take paid family and personal leave for absences due to a short-term incident, illness, death of a family member, or other personal need (VA Stat. Sec. 51.1-1107).
State employees receive family and personal leave based on the number of months of state service.