I have an employee that has been out 16 weeks for California PDL. She was not eligible for FMLA or CFRA because she had not been with the company for 1 year.
She has now completed a year and wants to take baby bonding time. She gave 2 days notice and is asking for the full 12 weeks.
Do I have a right to ask her to postpone the leave so that I can make arrangements for staff coverage? (As long as I allow her the full 12 weeks in one year of course.) Or am I stuck complying with her request on her terms?
Also, could I ask her to take the leave intermittently, maybe two weeks now, return for 1 month, and then take the remainder of her time off?