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 UCnet.

General Information (PDF documents):