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Family and Medical Leave Act: Son or daughter definition

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has specific protections for workers who meet the criteria for the unpaid leave. One of the provisions that is in this act is that the employee can take off work to care for a son or daughter. This can occur due to the birth, adoption or placement of a foster child in the home.

Were you fired because you were pregnant?

After excitedly telling your family and friends that you were expecting a baby, you were looking forward to sharing your good news at work. You decided the first person you'd tell would be your boss; however, after doing so, you didn't quite get the reaction you'd expected. In fact, as you think back on it, instead of expressing joy or congratulations, he or she appeared somewhat irritated. You hoped it was just surprise because your news caught him or her off guard.

Am I eligible for FMLA leave in California?

If you have never heard of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) this federal provision allows employees 12 weeks unpaid leave in which to care for a family member or themselves after a serious accident or the diagnosis of a medical condition, among other things.

Caregivers get little respect in the workplace

At the end of the day, when you think about all the things that are most important to you, the ones that rise to the top are likely your family and your friends. Those closest to you make your life worthwhile. You may wish you could devote all your time to caring for them, but, of course, you have to work each day.

What scenarios could qualify you for FMLA leave?

Though you, like most other California residents, know that going to work is often a necessary part of life, certain situations may result in you needing time away from the office or wherever you may carry out your job-related duties. In some cases, those events may present a need for recurring time off or for an extended leave. However, you may wonder how those missed days could affect your employment status.

Time Warner changes parental leave policy amidst EEOC case

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has guidelines in place to protect workers from pregnancy discrimination. It requires employers in California and the rest of the country to allow both mothers and biological fathers to take parental leave related to childbirth, pregnancy or related medical conditions. However, a recent complaint against Time Warner Inc. found that the company did not fully adhere to these guidelines.

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