Experienced Maternity Leave Attorney Henderson

Time Off During Pregnancy

In the state of Nevada, there are laws in place that protect your rights if you need time off work for pregnancy. A highly qualified maternity leave attorney at Gabroy Law can help you understand how the provisions of the federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) work on your behalf.

Pregnancy Discrimination

The provisions of the PDA do not demand that an employer give a pregnant employee time off from work. The PDA does, however, demand that each employee be treated the same. Therefore, if the employer allows an employee to take time off because of a broken bone or a heart attack, the employer must also let a pregnant employee have similar time off when she is not able to work.

According to a knowledgeable maternity leave attorney, Nevada state law gives the same protection. If employers give paid or unpaid leave to their employees who get sick or become disabled due to a medical condition, these employers must also give the same time off to their pregnant employees. This type of leave may be used before and after childbirth.

FMLA Family and Medical Leave

The FMLA grants eligible employees in the state of Nevada the right to have up to 12 weeks off from their jobs in a one-year time frame for serious health conditions. Under the law, pregnancy falls within this category. FMLA leave time may be taken for prenatal care like doctor visits and routine check-ups. In addition, the leave time may qualify to be taken intermittently, like a few hours per day due to morning sickness. For the FMLA to apply, there are stipulations as to how many employees a company must have and how long an employee has worked for the company. A skilled maternity leave attorney can discuss any violations of your rights that you believe have occurred.

Contact a Maternity Leave Attorney

Because state law and federal law both come into play in pregnancy issues, rather than wade through the legal jungle alone, it is advisable to contact our office to speak with an experienced maternity leave attorney. Know your rights and exercise them. Contact us online or by calling 702-259-7777 today to schedule an initial consultation.

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