Cedar Lake, IN asked in Health Care Law, Business Law and Employment Law for Indiana

Q: If a business changes from corp owned to franchise can they discontinue short term disability benfits for pregnancy?

I am 6 months pregnant and my current health plan covers up to 10 weeks of paid maternity leave, two additional weeks at partial pay. Totalling 12 weeks. My company just sold to a franchise and they do not offer short term disability in thier health care package. Leaving me with zero paid maternity compensation. Do they have to offer me short term disability because I am already pregnant. I was told to file for welfare, but will not qualify with my income.

1 Lawyer Answer
Paul Stanko
Paul Stanko
  • Plymouth, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: Check your employment contract, if any. Then also check your benefits package. If your employer changes, your rights can as well.

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