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Author: Susan A. P. Woodhouse, Littler Mendelson, PC

Summary

  • Pennsylvania currently does not require state family and medical leave for employees of private-sector employers. See Family and Medical Leave.
  • If an employer provides leave for temporary disabilities, it also must provide leave for pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions. See Pregnancy Disability Leave.
  • Effective January 20, 2014, the Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance now includes reasonable accommodation requirements for pregnant employees.See Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordiance.
  • If an employer has a policy that allows female employees to take time off following the birth of a child the same leave must be made available to male employees. See Paternity Leave.