Your Maternity Leave Rights in California If You Work for an Employer with Less Than 5 Employees

Updated: Jun 8, 2021

If you work for an employer with four or less employees, you have no maternity leave rights at all. I'm sorry. You can still try of course, but they're not expected to grant any leave. Some employers will still allow for some leave under their policies, but it would be a privilege, not a right. Try arguing for yourself. Explain the benefits of having the reputation of being a family friendly company. Promise your employer you will tell everyone in town how generous your they are. You never know!

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