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Pregnancy Disability Leave
An employee who is actually disabled by pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medication condition, is eligible to take up to four months of pregnancy disability leave under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). The leave does not need to be continuous and an employer must treat this employee the same as a similarly situated employee with a disability.
An employee who is affected by pregnancy or a related medical condition, may transfer to a less strenuous or hazardous position if the transfer is advised by their physician. An employee may also receive a reasonable accommodation for conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition if the request is made with the recommendation of a health care provider.
While taking this leave may require the employee to use available sick leave, lose seniority, and other benefits; the FEHA prohibits an employer from denying, interfering or restraining any of these rights.
For leave related to child birth, adoption, a new foster child, and other medical leaves an employee would need to see if they qualify under FMLA/CFRA.
Many pregnant employees may also be discriminated against because of their pregnancy. In many instances an employer will treat an employee differently by not allowing them to perform their job when they are qualified or terminate them when they become pregnant. This is a form of sex discrimination.
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