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Pregnancy & Employment

Policy No.: 2-5 This policy applies to:
Policy Name: Pregnancy & Employment

Non-exempt staff
Effective Date: 08/01/04  

Exempt staff
Revised:     Faculty


Loyola University New Orleans recognizes the need of employees to combine responsibilities of work and family. Loyola complies with the Title VII Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 which requires that employers:

  • treat pregnancy the same as any other temporary disability
  • provide access to medical benefits and sick leave on the same basis as such benefits are provided to other employees or for other medical conditions
  • not refuse to hire a woman because she is pregnant
  • not fire a woman because she is pregnant
  • not force a woman to leave work if she is ready, willing and able to perform

For Benefits information regarding pregnancy, please see the Parental Leave Policy.