Reasonable unpaid leave required. As noted above, the FEP requires employers to grant pregnant employees the same benefits or privileges of employment as granted to other workers similar in their ability or inability to work—this may include allowing the use of disability, sick, or other accrued leaves, if made available to other temporarily disabled employees.
The FEP also requires employers to grant unpaid leave for a reasonable length of time, not greater than 4 months, to employees who are affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, even if similar leaves are not granted for other temporary disabilities.
These requirements cover employers with more than 25 employees for 20 or more weeks within the current or preceding calendar years (LA Rev. Stat. Sec. 23.341–42).
Six weeks of ...