Pregnancy Discrimination Attorneys in Los Angeles
California Employment Law Lawyers: Protecting the Rights of Workers for 38 Years
It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against a woman based on pregnancy. There are state and federal laws that protect women against this form of discrimination in all aspects of employment, including interviewing, hiring, discharge and promoting.
The law firm of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg was founded 38 years ago to protect the rights of employees facing workplace discrimination. Today, the firm is recognized as one of the most prominent employment law firms in the country. If you have experienced workplace discrimination related to pregnancy, contact our Los Angeles pregnancy discrimination lawyers to learn about your options. You may be entitled to compensation, punitive damages, and a number of legal protections.
Pregnancy Discrimination Explained
Pregnancy discrimination can be based on actual pregnancy, childbirth or medical conditions related to the pregnancy. It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee based on any of these factors, or to ask if a female employee is or intends to become pregnant.
An employer must make reasonable accommodations for a pregnant employee. For example, if the employee is working a job that causes bodily strain or stress, she can request to be moved to another position. The failure to accommodate a pregnancy is an act of discrimination.
After childbirth, an employer must grant the employee medical leave for a reasonable amount of time. Under the California Family Rights Act, a woman has up to 12 weeks of leave following childbirth. Additionally, an employee can get up to four months of leave if she is disabled by her pregnancy or a pregnancy-related medical condition. This is required under the California Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL).
Violations of any of these conditions are illegal. It is important to speak with an experienced employment law attorney to understand your employee rights and legal options following an incident of pregnancy discrimination.
Contact Our Los Angeles Discrimination Lawyers
If you have experienced pregnancy-related discrimination in the workplace, contact an attorney at Allred, Maroko & Goldberg, in Los Angeles, California. Call us at 323-302-4774 to arrange for a case evaluation.
For more information, see our discrimination information center.