Pregnancy Leave & Discrimination Assistance for Orange County Families
It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against a woman because she is pregnant. State and federal laws protect women against this form of discrimination during all phases of employment, including the interview and hiring process and policies governing promotions and terminations.
Pregnant Workers Deserve Special Treatment
The California Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL) requires California employers to provide up to four months of leave for employees actually disabled by pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions. This leave can be taken all at once or intermittently. It is important to note that California’s PDLL requires California employers to provide up to four months of leave even if the employer’s policies do not grant employees suffering from other short-term disabilities a similar amount of leave. In other words, unlike the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Law (PDL), California’s PDLL requires that California employers provide pregnant workers with special, rather than simply equal, treatment.
After Your Child is Born
Under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), any employee who has recently given birth may be entitled to an additional 12 weeks of leave “for the reason of the birth of a child.” CFRA eligibility is dependent upon three things: first, whether the employer employs more than 50 employees within a seventy five mile radius; whether the employee worked more than 1250 hours in the 12 months preceding the first day of requested CFRA leave; and, lastly, whether the employee has more than one year of service with the employer.
A Trusted Partner
If you feel that you or someone in your family has been the victim of workplace discrimination due to pregnancy, you need to contact an experienced employment law attorney as soon as possible. Having represented Orange County families for more than 30 years, the legal team at Farnell & Norman, PC knows what it takes to secure the outcome you deserve.