Section 19-128 Pregnancy/disability leave.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 18254 on 09/20/2004, Section 19-128 read as follows.
(a) Disabilities caused or contributed to by pregnancy, miscarriage, abortion,
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
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
medical advisor employee's physician.
(d) The provisions of this section shall be subject to and adjusted in conformity
subsequent legislation and
/or court rulings.
(Code 1964, § 22.745)