Michigan Maternity and Pregnancy laws & HR 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.
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
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.

Read more about Maternity and Pregnancy