Do I have to let a pregnant employee work until she has a doctor′s release, or can I relieve her of her duties now? July 28, 2021 21:48 The employee should be allowed to work until her doctor tells her she must quit work. Related articles Can my employer talk to me any kind of way? Can an employer refuse to hire me because I am pregnant? I have an employee who is on maternity leave. Do I have to keep her position open?