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Pregnancy and Pregnancy-Related Disabilities Leave and Accommodation Handbook Statement: California

Pregnancy Disability Leave

Any employee who is disabled by pregnancy, childbirth or a related medical condition (including medical conditions relating to lactation) is eligible for up to four months of pregnancy disability leave per pregnancy. [OPTIONAL FOR EMPLOYERS SUBJECT TO THE FEDERAL FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT: If an employee is also eligible for leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (Fed-FMLA), the Fed-FMLA leave and the pregnancy disability leave will run concurrently.]

For purposes of this policy, employees are "disabled by pregnancy" when, in the opinion of their health care provider, they cannot work at all or are unable to perform any one or more of the essential functions of their job or