DoI have to give prior notice for taking PFL for baby bonding?

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DoI have to give prior notice for taking PFL for baby bonding?

If so how much? My employer gives me a hard time every time I take time for baby bonding. I am really tired of it. Is there anything that I can do to stop it. Recently I had to leave for a family emergency and I had to have a co-worker call my boss because I did not have my phone, and they directed me to HR. I feel like they are getting back at me, because it seems like they only do this to me.

Asked on August 25, 2010 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

I am a little confused by your question.  Are you referring to taking time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)?  Are you taking off paid vacation days?  Are you calling in sick to take bonding time?  If you are referring the FMLA then it has to be an approved leave and if you have an HR department they would be the likely place for you to go and have the matter approved.  But it is unclear here that your employer qualifies.  They can not penalize you for taking vacation days but if you are doing so without pre-approval or prior notice so that they are covered at work well, then, I would worry.  An employer needs to know that his employees are around and available.  An emergency is a different story.  I would think about the situation and then see if you want to apply for an extended time off - if you qualify - and speak with your HR department.  Good luck.


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