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§ 3-1204. Restoration of position of employment upon return of employee

West's Annotated Code of MarylandLabor and EmploymentEffective: October 1, 2014

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Labor and Employment
Title 3. Employment Standards and Conditions (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 12. Parental Leave Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2014
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 3-1204
§ 3-1204. Restoration of position of employment upon return of employee
In general
(a) An eligible employee who returns to work after taking parental leave is entitled to be restored by an employer:
(1) to the position of employment held by the employee when the parental leave began; or
(2) to an equivalent position with equivalent employment benefits, pay, and other terms and conditions of employment.
Exception
(b) An employer may:
(1) deny restoration of the eligible employee's position of employment under subsection (a) of this section if:
(i) the denial is necessary to prevent substantial and grievous economic injury to the operations of the employer;
(ii) the employer notifies the employee of the intent of the employer to deny restoration of the employee's position of employment at the time the employer determines that economic injury would occur; and
(iii) in a case of parental leave that has already begun, the employee elects not to return to employment after receiving notice of the employer's intention to deny restoration of the employee's position of employment; and
(2) during the parental leave period, terminate employment of an eligible employee only for cause.

Credits

Added by Acts 2014, c. 333, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2014; Acts 2014, c. 334, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2014.
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 3-1204, MD LABOR & EMPLY § 3-1204
Current through legislation effective through June 1, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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