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.
If you have any questions related to employment discrimination in Connecticut, please contact Joseph C. Maya, Esq. at (203) 221-3100 or e-mail him directly at JMaya@Mayalaw.com.