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8.7.2 Pregnancy Disability Leave

Revised June 2007

In addition to being eligible for family and medical leaves, pregnant faculty members may take leave if they are disabled by the pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition. Pregnancy disability leave begins on the first day that the employee’s health care provider certifies she is unable to work and ends when her health care provider certifies she is able to return to work, up to a total of four months of leave. Pregnancy disability leave may be taken intermittently or on a reduced work schedule when medically advisable. [Family leave (see section 8.7.4 below) to care for a newborn child may be available following pregnancy disability leave.] Faculty members are encouraged to consult with DHR to request leave, in writing, as far in advance as possible or in the event of an emergency as soon as possible. Refer to Leaves with Pay for salary continuance.