Pregnancy Disability Leave
The California Fair Employment and Housing Act provides up to four months (88 work days) leave during the time a woman is actually disabled and unable to perform her job due to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.
Upon the documented advice of her health care provider, a pregnant employee may request temporary reassignment to a less strenuous or hazardous position. If the employer can reasonably accommodate such a request, it must be granted.
Any information on this site should be read concurrently with the applicable UC-union contract, with Personnel Policies for Staff, or with Academic Personnel Policy, depending upon the employee who may be using the leave. If you have additional questions after reviewing the material, please contact your Employee Relations Consultant or the Academic Personnel Office.
All of the following documents can be found on At Your Service.
General Information (PDF documents):
- General Notice Regarding California Family Rights Act and PDL
- Pregnancy and Newborn Child Fact Sheet
- Medical Certification for Employee's Pregnancy Disability
- Return to Work Certification
- Request to Continue/Cancel Benefits while on leave
Sample Letters (PDF documents):
- Employee FML Eligible — For Combined PDL and Parental Leave
- Employee Not FML Eligible — For Requests for PDL only
- Employee FML Eligible but Leave Entitlement Exhausted — For Requests for PDL only
- Employee FML Eligible — For Requests Limited to PDL
- PDL Confirmation Letter — Employee Not FML Eligible or Employee FML Eligible but Leave Entitlement Exhausted
- Letter for Change in End Date of PDL — For Approved Combined PDL and Parental Leave