Ohio Public Radio
2:00 am
Tue October 16, 2007

Maternity leave lapse in Ohio

Columbus, OH – The Ohio Civil Rights Commission has scheduled a meeting later this month to vote on a proposed new rule that would require all Ohio employers to offer pregnant workers at least 12 weeks of maternity leave. Meanwhile, a group backing the proposal has released a new study, showing hundreds of thousands of Ohio working women don't get leave for pregnancy and childbirth. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.