Can an Employer Require an Employee to Remain on Disability Leave Due to Pregnancy in Connecticut?

by Joseph C. Maya on Feb. 20, 2024

Employment 

Summary: Can an Employer Require an Employee to Remain on Disability Leave Due to Pregnancy in Connecticut?

An employer cannot force an employee to take leave due to pregnancy.  Rather, the employer must allow a pregnant employee to work for as long as she is able to perform her job.  In addition, if the employee took disability leave for a pregnancy-related condition but has, prior to giving birth, since recovered, the employer may not require her to remain on leave until after the baby is born or to remain on leave for a set time after she has given birth.


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