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In Washington State we do not have a specified amount of time required to allow for maternity/pregnancy leave. The law says that the length of leave is determined by the healthcare provider, as determined tobe medically necessary. It also says that the amount of leave cannot be so litle that a pregnant woman must terminate employment, as this would have disparate impact. According to Washington State's Human Rights Commission, maternity/pregnancy leave is typically 6-8 weeks. Does anyone have any information about what amount of time has been considered reasonable? Any court, eeo, or human rights decisions or even surveys of "best practices"?
Try this link. It charts out WA requirements in conjunction with FMLA requirements.