Section 19-128 Pregnancy/disability leave.

    (a) Disabilities caused or contributed to by pregnancy, miscarriage, abortion, and recovery therefrom are, for all job-related purposes, temporary disabilities and shall be treated as such under applicable provisions of these rules. Accrued leaves may be granted for preparation for or recovery from such situations. In addition a woman anticipating maternity may be entitled to a leave of absence. (See section 19-122.)

    (b) All employees requesting such leave shall notify the department head significantly in advance of the anticipated date of delivery, and employees may remain on the job as long as health permits. Employees granted such leave shall present a doctor's statement concerning status of the pregnancy, limitations imposed by the individual case, and recovery therefrom. Any employee who does not report back to work by the expiration date as set forth in the leave of absence notice, or does not receive an approved extension or who accepts other employment while on leave from the city, or who withdraws retirement savings, will be considered to have terminated employment with the city. Disposition of all requests for leaves of absence and extensions thereof shall be in writing and processed through the department head.

    (c) While a leave of absence without pay may be granted for a predetermined time to allow for prenatal necessities and postnatal child care, sick leave shall be granted only for such time as the woman is determined medically unable to complete the duties of her position by the employee's physician .

    (d) The provisions of this section shall be subject to and adjusted in conformity with subsequent legislation and court rulings.

 (Code 1964, § 22.745; Ord. No. 18254, § 1, 9-20-04)

(Ord. 18254, Amended, 09/20/2004, Prior Text)