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  • Repeat Pregnancy Leave Texas

    Hello, I have just returned from my 6 weeks paid leave of absence because I just had a baby. However, I just found out that I am pregnant again but have only been back to work for 2 weeks. Would I still qualify for a paid leave of absence again from my work or would I not qualify for it because I have already taken one this year? I started working in Sept. 2008 so I didn't qualify for FMLA with my first pregnancy (because I hadn't been employeed with my job for 12 months yet) so I had to use my short term disablilty and take a LOA from work. Could my job fire me or not allow me to take of leave of absence because this is my second pregancy back to back?

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    Last edited by mrscarr09; 08-17-2009, 05:57 AM.

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    You will become eligible for FMLA on your anniversary date, 2009. The employer cannot deny you FMLA leave, regardless of non-FMLA leave you had taken before you became eligible. However, you do need to meet the requirement of working 1,250 hours in the previous 12 months. With your leave already taken, will you meet that requirement?
    Last edited by Pattymd; 08-17-2009, 06:25 AM.
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      Texas is not one of the two states that require paid maternity leave. Whether you qualify for paid leave depends entirely on your employer's policies. But with regards to unpaid leave, see Patty's answer.
      The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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