What Happens to My Salary While I am on Pregnancy Leave?
According to labor laws, employers are not required to offer paid leave during or after pregnancy. However, any benefits, including paid leave, that your employer offers to those who cannot work for health reasons must also be made available to pregnant women and new mothers who temporarily cannot work. For example, if an employee receives disability pay during their recovery from surgery, women should receive an offer of the same pay during recovery from childbirth. If your employer doesn’t offer any protections for disabled individuals, you may still have the option to use sick leave or vacation leave to maintain an income while you are off work for pregnancy.
Get an Experienced Attorney on Your Side
Filing a claim for any type of workplace discrimination can be a challenge on your own. Our Sacramento pregnancy discrimination lawyer is here to help you navigate the complex process as you pursue a favorable outcome.
If you believe you are a victim of pregnancy discrimination in Sacramento, call the Law Office of Jeffrey D. Fulton today at (916) 318-3388.