Employers may not discriminate against employees or applicants who are pregnant or have medical conditions related to pregnancy. Women who are temporarily unable to perform their job duties because of pregnancy must be given the same treatment as any temporarily disabled employee.
If you cannot work because you are pregnant, your employer may have a duty to provide you with light duty assignments, disability leave, or unpaid leave. You may have additional rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act and the California Family Rights Act, which employers must follow.
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