Under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), employers should provide eligible employees 12 weeks of job-secured, unpaid leave to bond with their newborn or take care of their own health conditions or family members with qualified health conditions. Likewise, employers must provide job-secured, unpaid leave, also called pregnancy disability leave (PDL), and/or reasonable accommodations to qualified employees who are disabled by their childbirth, pregnancy, or associated medical conditions.
Under the CFRA, if you have worked for your employer for more than 12 months and have logged in a minimum of 1,250 work hours during these 12 months prior to the date you’re looking to start your leave, you may qualify for a medical or family care leave. This type of leave could be up to 12 weeks for a period of 12 months for the birth, foster care placement, or adoption of a child, or to tend to your own medical condition, or that of a child, spouse, parent, grandparent, domestic partner, sibling, or grandchild.
If you’ve been subjected to harassment, retaliation, or discrimination at work due to your pregnancy and related condition or situation or have been unfairly denied leaves that you’re legally entitled to, we can help. Contact Minnis & Smallets by phone or online to schedule your appointment with our California employment lawyer.
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