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Is there a legal clause that says if this legal? She said that maternity leave is calculated differently than vacation leave and that is why it is not acceptable.
I did receive disability, but I received no money from my employer nor did I utilize any of my vacation time or maternity leave time. I guess the question is: Is my paid maternity leave (the two weeks that my employer handbook says I am entitled to) different than regular vacation time?
You asked: I guess the question is: Is my paid maternity leave (the two weeks that my employer handbook says I am entitled to) different than regular vacation time? Yes it generally is different with CA employers. But to be positive of the true meaning of the benefit, you will have to look in the employee handbook and see how the policy is specifically spelled out. What the employer typically means when they say that you get two weeks paid maternity leave is that they make up the difference between what you are paid from disability insurance.However, if the handbook is silent on the method of payment, and merely hold that you get two weeks of paid maternity leave paid b the employer---then you have a good argument that you should be paid the full amount. You may reply back to me again, using the Reply to Expert link, if you have additional questions.Would you please rate me highly now, based on my assistance to you in understanding the law.I wish you the best in 2012,Doug
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