Pregnancy Leave

Pregnancy leave is time off required by pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and will be granted upon request to any pregnant employee who is not eligible for family and medical leave. The typical period of pregnancy leave is 6 weeks. 

Pregnancy leave is leave without pay except to the extent that accumulated vacation and/or sick leave is utilized. Sick leave may only be used during pregnancy when the employee is unable to work due to illness.

Upon returning to work after pregnancy leave, you will be returned to your former position without loss of seniority or benefits accumulated prior to the start of your leave, provided you return to work on the scheduled date of return.

You must request approval for an extension of pregnancy leave in the event that you are physically unable to work on the scheduled date of return. You will be required to submit a doctor’s statement verifying your condition. 

While on pregnancy leave you may continue to be covered by Tulane’s group health plans on the same terms that are applicable to active employees. 

You will need to submit medical documentation. The forms may be obtained from the Office of Human Resources Leave Coordinator.  

For more detailed information, go to the Staff Handbook or contact the Office of Human Resources Leave Coordinator at (504) 865-4748.

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