What Is Pregnancy Disability Leave?
Most of us are familiar with the concept of “maternity leave” for expectant mothers, but some people may not realize that maternity leave actually encompasses two types of protected leave: baby bonding leave and Pregnancy Disability Leave. Under California leave laws, pregnant employees in California who experience a disability related to their pregnancy or the birth of their child have the right to take up to four months of maternity leave while the disability continues, and any employer who refuses an eligible employee her right to take Pregnancy Disability Leave is in violation of these laws.
For more information about Pregnancy Disability Leave and other protected leaves of absence in California, contact our reputable CA employment law attorney at Davtyan Law Firm today. With a knowledgeable lawyer on your side, you can protect your legal rights and ensure that you receive the Pregnancy Disability Leave you are entitled to.
Understanding Your Pregnancy Disability Leave Rights
Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL) is a labor and employment law that gives eligible employees in California who are disabled by their pregnancy or childbirth the right to take up to four months of unpaid leave, per pregnancy, to deal with the pregnancy- or childbirth-related disability. Under California law, this type of leave does not have to be taken all at once; rather, it can be spread out over the course of the employee’s pregnancy and childbirth, which is an important consideration for women who experience temporary or intermittent disabling conditions related to their pregnancy or childbirth.
Our Pregnancy Disability Leave Lawyers Can Help
Many employees in California have the right to take time off work during and after the birth of their child, and the laws governing protected leaves of absence in California provide strong protections for these employees under Pregnancy Disability Leave and other leave laws, such as the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the California Family Rights Act (CFRA). Still, some employers violate their employees’ legal rights by refusing to comply with state and/or federal leave laws.
If you believe you are eligible for Pregnancy Disability Leave in California, and your employer refuses to approve your leave of absence, or has discriminated or retaliated against you for requesting or taking a protected leave of absence, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit against your employer in court. Consult our experienced California disability leave lawyer at Davtyan Law Firm today to explore your possible compensation options.