Women no longer have to choose between having a career and having a family. Therefore, it is illegal in California to discriminate, harass, fire, or refuse to hire an employee because of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Nevertheless, pregnancy discrimination still takes place in the workplace. In order to prove pregnancy discrimination, the employee must show that her employer knew that she was pregnant and present evidence that the employer had a discriminatory motive based on the employee’s pregnancy. Finally, when returning from a pregnancy leave of absence, the employee must be reinstated to the same or a comparable position. If you were fired for being pregnant, or treated negatively at work for taking time off for childbirth and other related medical conditions, you are a victim of pregnancy discrimination in California. You should not let your employer get away with archaic practices that treat pregnant women with discrimination and set women back in society. If you feel that you were discriminated against for being pregnant, call the firm at (213) 316-8844 today for a free consultation.
Pregnancy Leave of Absence
Under the California Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL), employers are required to provide pregnant employees up to 4 months of unpaid leave per pregnancy that can be taken continuously, or in smaller increments. After a PDLL leave, the employee still has the right to an additional leave for 12-workweeks under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Even after the pregnancy disability leave, employees may still be eligible for absence as a reasonable accommodation for a physical or mental disability. After the pregnancy leave is taken, the employee must be reinstated to the same or a comparable position. DBY Law will work aggressively towards finding all the facts and achieving the best results possible to get you what you deserve. Pregnancy discrimination is still widespread in California and employers are disregarding the rights of employees. Do not let your employer get away with pregnancy discrimination. Call the firm at (213) 316-8844 today for a free consultation and assistance with your case.