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.
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 Family Sick Leave Law was introduced in 2000, and gives employees the right to take paid sick leave in order to care for a sick family member, most typically their child.
Announcing a pregnancy in the workplace should be something to celebrate and enjoy, but unfortunately for many women, it can become something that they dread, since they begin to worry that their pregnancy may lead to diminished career prospects or other negative treatment.
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.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a right for workers to be able to take unpaid leave for up to 12 weeks with no risk to their job security. FMLA leave is only available in certain circumstances, however.
You've probably heard of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) many times. You probably also know that it allows employees to take unpaid time off work for specific family and medical reasons. But do you really understand the key details and what it means for you as a California employee?