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.

Your Rights and Obligations Under the California Pregnancy Disability Leave Act (PDL)

Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL)

It is the policy of the University of California to provide Pregnancy Disability Leave to eligible employees in accordance with the California Pregnancy Disability Act (PDL). This notice is an overview of your rights and obligations under PDL. If you are eligible, and the leave you have requested pursuant to University policy or union contract qualifies as PDL, you will receive up to 4 months or 88 working days.

Supplemental Family and Medical Leave

A regular status employee who has exhausted all Family and Medical Leave is eligible for Supplemental Family and Medical Leave for up to an additional twelve (12) workweeks or until the end of the calendar year, whichever is less, if the need for a Family and Medical Leave that is in progress continues beyond twelve (12) workweeks.

However, the aggregate absence from work for Pregnancy Disability Leave, Family and Medical Leave, and Supplemental Family and Medical Leave may not exceed seven (7) months during the calendar year, except as may be required by law.