|California FEHA (California Fair Employment and Housing Act) created a new notice and poster required of California employers as of April 1, 2016. (2 CCR § 11051.)
The new poster expands the details around the rights of pregnant employees and employers obligations. Remember, California protects all employees under sex discrimination and harassment which includes pregnancy, childbirth or any related medical condition.
Employers with 5 (five) or more employees must post the new notice effective April 1, 2016. It should be posted alongside of other required posters in a place where employee frequently visit and will likely see.
Additionally, you as the employer MUST give the employee a copy of the posting as soon as she tells you she is pregnant. Information about Pregnancy Disability Leave and other leaves must be included in your employee handbook. Remember, if you have 50 or more employees, the employee may also be eligible under CFRA (California Family Rights Act) and FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act).
Lastly, if 10 percent or more of your employees speak a different language other than English, you must translate the notice into that language. Thus far, the notice has only been made available in English by the State of California.
If you have any questions, please contact your HR Representative or send an email to [email protected]