While pregnancy may is a joyful time for many expectant mothers, unfortunately, sometimes pregnant women experience pregnancy-related disabilities that affect their ability to perform their job duties. State and federal law requires most California employers to offer qualified workers reasonable accommodations, including leave from work, to deal with a temporary disability arising from pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions. If an employer has unlawfully denied an employee’s pregnancy leave claim, the attorneys at Minnis & Smallets, LLP can help. We assist clients throughout the Oakland area in asserting their rights and taking appropriate action against employers who are not following the law.
Pregnancy leave is a complex issue. California actually provides significantly more leave rights than federal law. Yet it is important to understand both. Here is a brief overview of the laws protecting pregnant worker in Oakland, California:
Many employees are not fully aware of their rights to pregnancy leave. This makes them susceptible to interference from employers who may try to skirt the law or deprive an employee of his or her full leave rights. If you have any questions or concerns about whether your own workplace is complying with the laws governing pregnancy leave, contact Minnis & Smallets, LLP, today to schedule a free, confidential consultation.
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