Does Texas Provide Short-Term Disability for Maternity Leave?

According to Business and Legal Resources, Texas does not have a specific law that requires employers to offer pregnancy leave. If the employer is covered under the Texas Employment Discrimination Act, the employer is required to consider pregnancy as a temporary or short-term disability.

Business and Legal Resources explains, if the employer offers short-term disability for pregnancy, it can be granted to the employee with or without pay.

Business and Legal Resources states that the Family and Medical Leave Act, also known as FMLA, is a law that protects the job of an employee on medical leave, including pregnancy. This type of leave is unpaid. To qualify, the employee must have worked 1,250 hours in the last 12 months for the employer.