Biden Administration Reaffirms Right to Paternity Leave

On Tuesday, Jen Psaki, political advisor to President Biden, defended Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s unequivocal right to paternity leave.  She also reaffirmed the Biden administration’s commitment to leave for new parents across the country after the birth of their children.  Ms. Psaki was firm:

They should have this time to bond with their children, [we’re] not going to apologize for that . . . .”

In California, under the California Family Rights Act, you are entitled to paternity leave if:

  1. You work for a company with 5 or more employees; and
  2. You have worked for your employer for more than 12 months for at least 1,250 hours within that 12 month period.

This means you are guaranteed employment in the same or a comparable position upon the termination of your leave.

Courtney is committed to ensuring that all new parents are able to take parental leave without fear of retaliation and that employers who discriminate against employees for taking leave are held to account.

If you believe you have been retaliated against for requesting and/or taking leave, please contact Courtney and she may be able to help.