How many full- or part-time employees does an employer need to have in order to be covered by California's pregnancy discrimination laws?

Author: Melissa Burdorf, XpertHR Legal Editor

A California employer with five or more full- or part-time employees must grant all female employees who are disabled by pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions (including medical conditions relating to lactation) a leave for a reasonable period not to exceed four actual calendar months (which equals approximately 17.33 weeks).