California has the strongest legal protections for breastfeeding women!
California breastfeeding women are protected in several ways.
This means that your employer must provide you with break time and an appropriate location for you to pump and store breastmilk. Read More
FEDERAL: The Civil Rights Act, Title VII, Pregnancy Discrimination Act has specific guidance that states “lactation discrimination is sex discrimination. Read More
The Federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides 12 weeks of job protection for employees who work for employers with 50 or more employees in a 75 mile radius and at least 1 year. Read More
The California Family Rights Act (CFRA) also provides 12 weeks of job protection for employees who work for employers with 50 or more employees in a 75 mile radius and at least 1 year. Read More
State Disability Insurance Fund: Look at your payroll deductions on a paycheck. If you paid into “SDI” and you are pregnant, you can apply for state disability insurance, while you are disabled by pregnancy and childbirth (55% of your pay.) Read More
Paid Family Leave: After your pregnancy disability, you are also eligible for 6 weeks of Paid Family Leave (55% of your pay), however you may NOT have job protection if you work for an employer with less than 50 employees. Read More