If you are pregnant, are recovering from a pregnancy-related illness, or recovering from childbirth and are facing discrimination in the workplace, you may be entitled to damages from your employer. To get more information about your legal protections under federal and state laws, you should speak with a Los Angeles pregnancy discrimination attorney as soon as possible. The experienced team at Aegis Law Firm can help you understand your rights and pursue a claim for pregnancy discrimination.
If you are looking for experienced and trial-tested Los Angeles pregnancy discrimination lawyers to help you fight your case, call Aegis Law Firm today at (949) 379-6250. Your initial consultation with a Los Angeles employment lawyer is free, and we have Spanish-speaking services available.
California state and federal laws prohibit the employment discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, or any pregnancy-related medical condition. For some women, pregnancy can be a difficult time, which may require some accommodation in the workplace.
The federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act prohibits discrimination in the workplace based on pregnancy. It covers any actions concerning:
Under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), employers with five or more employees are prohibited from discriminating against their workers based on pregnancy or pregnancy-related illnesses. FEHA requires employees to make reasonable accommodations to enable a pregnant worker to perform their duties.
The California Family Rights Act (CFRA) provides for up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for workers who need time to attend to their health or bond with a new child. Also, employers must provide workers disabled by pregnancy or childbirth with unpaid, job-protected leave known as the Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL) or make reasonable accommodations for them to work. The CFRA also applies to employers with five or more employees.
Under California law, an employer with five or more employees is required to make reasonable accommodations for their pregnant workers to perform their essential duties. Failure to make reasonable accommodation could result in liability for pregnancy discrimination.
When an employer knows of a pregnant worker’s pregnancy or pregnancy-related illness, they have a duty to make reasonable accommodations, which can include:
If you have been discriminated against because of your pregnancy or pregnancy-related illness, you may be able to recover damages for back pay, lost benefits, or pain and suffering. If you have suffered adverse work actions such as firing, demotion, denied access to training or advancement in your workplace because of your pregnancy, contact our passionate Los Angeles pregnancy discrimination lawyers for your free initial consultation. Call Aegis Law Firm today at (949) 379-6250.