Work & Family Policy Database
Subject: Pregnancy Disability Leave, Job-Protected Leave, Family and Medical Leave
Statute/Code Cite: Tenn. Code Ann. Sec. 4-21-101
Summary: Certain Tennessee workers have greater parental leave rights under state law than under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Employers with more than 100 workers must provide full-time workers who have at least one year of job tenure with up to four months of unpaid leave “for adoption, pregnancy, childbirth and nursing an infant.” The leave is available to both mothers and fathers.
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