Category: Family Leave

California workers can take family leave under some circumstances. Federal and state laws guarantee these rights.

How Can I Request Leave Under FMLA in California?

If you work at a business or company that has 50 or more employees, you may request a leave of absence under the Family and Medical Leave Act, or FMLA. This is a federal law that applies to every eligible employee in the country, but certain states like California have their own version of the … Continue reading


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What Employment Rights Do I Have As A Pregnant Woman?

Receiving the proper time and amount of maternity leave seems like a difficult task, especially with rapidly changing employment laws recently. However, if you are a California resident that is pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant, you have state and federal rights that will allow you to take pregnancy leave. Unfortunately, many businesses will not … Continue reading

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Are California Employees Protected from Family Responsibilities Discrimination?

First things first: what is family responsibilities discrimination (FRD)? FRD, also known as caregiver discrimination, occurs when employers discriminate against employees based on their family caregiving responsibilities. This can include discrimination against pregnant women, mothers and fathers of newborns and employees who take care of aging parents. Workers who experience FRD may miss out on … Continue reading

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