I have worked for a large corporation bank for the past 7 years as a full time 40 hour employee. In Feb, my wife gave birth to our first child. At the time of the birth I took off 4 weeks, 2 of which was vacation time I used and the other two were two paid weeks the company provided for me. I returned to work after the 4 weeks off and my wife stayed home with our son.
Now that my wife is going back to work, I decided that i would like to use 6 more weeks of my baby bonding time and put in a request for leave with my work again.
I was denied leave, stating that it was it was company policy that bonding time be taking consecutively and because i took two weeks at the birth then came back to work i lose the ability to take anymore. At this time i was provided a copy of the company policy (to which i was never provided before, nor was it ever mentioned to me about no split bonding time.)
I was wondering if am employer can require all bonding time be taken in one shot under CFRA? All i can find under CFRA about bonding requirements is that it has to be taken in two week increments.
Thank you in advance for your help.