courtesy of the Metropolitan Library System - new article by Gerard E. Dempsey and Janet N. Petsche, partners with the law firm of Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd., an Illinois law firm
Pregnancy related medical conditions may or may not qualify a library or library system employee for leave under current law. Library administrators should be aware of which laws are to be considered when approached by an employee for such leave. In addition, hiring procedures, provision of healths insurance and distribution of fringe benefits can be affected by the law pertaining to pregnant applicants for employment and current employees. This article will explain how the law applies to these situations.