Pregnancy DiscriminationEmployers cannot discriminate against employees or job applicants on the basis of pregnancy
When a woman becomes pregnant, state and federal laws prohibit her employer from engaging in discrimination because of pregnancy. In fact, pregnancy discrimination is gender discrimination according to the law. California employment laws require employers with five or more employees to maintain a pregnancy leave policy that accommodates the needs of prospective mothers. Furthermore, this includes the need for leave because of pregnancy or pregnancy related condition. In addition, California’s pregnancy discrimination laws provide a woman returning from pregnancy leave, the right to return to her position or a substantially similar position if she returns within the allotted leave time. Also, pregnancy discrimination laws provide that an employer subject to California’s pregnancy laws must also provide a private area for its employees to express breast milk.
At Advantage Law Group, we assist employees throughout California in all areas of employment law.
For example. we handle all types of employment matters related to pregnancy, including:
- For instance, pregnancy/maternity leave;
- Additionally, pregnancy discrimination;
- And failure to reinstate;
- As well as FMLA claims;
- And paternity leave;
- Further, failure to accommodate;
- Lastly, failure to accommodate for breast feeding.
In California, mothers and fathers have a right to reasonable employment leave to bond with newborn babies. Furthermore, during pregnancy, an expecting mother has a right to work in a workplace environment free from discrimination. This includes the right to reasonable work accommodations to express breast milk, as well as the right to pregnancy leave.
Finally, We Can Help You
In addition to our offices in San Diego, we have locations in Orange County, and the San Francisco Bay Area. We represent employees statewide throughout California. And this includes employees that have been treated in an adverse manner due to their pregnancy. If you feel you’ve suffered unfair or illegal treatment because of your pregnancy, call us at 800-507-9470 to schedule your free case evaluation with an experienced employment law attorney.