Regardless of where you are in your pregnancy, there will come a time when you need to consider your options for maternity leave. Fortunately, both federal and California law protect you against discrimination when you do take leave; certain statutes also mandate that qualifying employers give you time off, so long as you meet the eligibility requirements. It is critical to work with a knowledgeable pregnancy leave attorney in California to cover all your bases, but it is helpful to review a summary of the statutes that apply to your situation.
There are two primary laws that protect your right to pregnancy leave at the federal level, including:
At the state level, you are offered somewhat broader protections through:
There are additional laws and regulations that offer protections for pregnant workers, but the applicability depends upon your specific circumstances. Our experienced California pregnancy leave attorneys at Minnis & Smallets, LLP can tell you more about how these federal and state laws pertaining to you, so please contact us to schedule a consultation today. You can reach our San Francisco, CA offices by calling 1-415-551-0885 or visiting our website.
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