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How California parental leave is changing in 2018

If you or your partner is pregnant and you are expecting a child, you will inevitably want to prepare for the first few months of life with your new baby from a financial and logistical perspective. Working mothers often feel as though they need to get back to the workplace as soon as possible after their baby is born, fearing that they may struggle financially or their career will suffer as a result of taking a significant of time off.

Your working rights when pregnant

As a woman who is pregnant, you may have been nervous or confused during the process of announcing your pregnancy to your employer. Many women become concerned that this announcement might lead to a change in the way that they are treated at work, concerned that they might be perceived as less committed or that they might miss out on future promotion opportunities.

The Family Medical Leave Act and disability insurance explained

When you are suffering from an illness and unable to work, you are likely to become confused about all of the different options available to you. It is important, therefore, to fully understand the differences between benefits such as short-term disability insurance and rights such as the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Pregnancy discrimination in San Francisco

San Francisco has a fast-paced start-up scene and boasts a growing economy due to innovation and high recruitment rates, with many people moving to San Francisco and the Bay Area for work. However, with this rapid recruitment comes mistakes made by employers, and this can be in the form of discrimination.

Can I take family leave to care for a stepparent?

There are times in many people's working lives where they have crucial personal issues that must be prioritized above their work. This can be especially true when a family member is suffering from a serious illness, and you must take time off in order to care for them. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) means that employees have the right to take unpaid, job-protected leave for up to 12 weeks in order to care for a seriously ill parent, child or spouse.

The question of whether to sue for family leave discrimination

Family leave is something that both men and women have a legal entitlement to. However, it can be a touchy subject in the workplace, with many employees feeling directly or indirectly pressured to avoid it and work regardless of their need to care for their family. They may feel that they are at risk of being fired, demoted or refused promotion due to taking family leave, or they indeed might believe that they have experienced retaliatory actions against them due to them taking or requesting family leave.

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