California has enacted the Pregnancy Disability Leave law (PDLL) to supplement a woman’s rights to leave under the FMLA and CFRA. The PDL L provides right to leave with its own requirements for eligibility. We have vast experience bringing pregnancy and medical leave claims for employees through Southern California.
A pregnant woman’s rights include:
1. An employer cannot discriminate against her based on her pregnancy. California’s pregnancy disability law requires that employers treat pregnant women the same as other employees for all employment purposes, including benefits such as pregnancy disability and leave.
2. Employers with as few as five employees must provide leave for a pregnancy related disability for up to four months.
3. Upon the end of a pregnancy disability leave, an employer must reinstate the employee to the same or similar job with the same or similar compensation.
4. Woman taking pregnancy disability leave (PDL) retain their employment status during their leave. This means it should not negatively affect their seniority.
I am an experienced and trusted Los Angeles discrimination lawyer who has recovered tens of millions of dollars for employees. I have counseled thousands of employees, and I can help you with your pregnancy disability and medical leave claim. To schedule a consultation, call The Kaufman Law Firm at 818-990-1999 or use my online contact form.