Employment Violations During And After Pregnancy

At Le Clerc & Le Clerc LLP in San Francisco, our attorneys have more than 25 years of combined experience helping pregnant employees protect their rights. Pregnant employees can face many obstacles at work that may actually be signs of discrimination or illegal treatment. We can make sure you are being treated fairly during and after your pregnancy.

Do You Know Your Rights?

Employers are required to provide accommodations for pregnant employees. This can include accommodating for morning sickness, providing a flexible schedule and complying with restrictions provided by the employee's doctor.

An employer cannot require an employee to take a pregnancy leave unless she requests it. In California, the Pregnancy Disability Leave Law allows employees to take up to four months of leave before or after giving birth if she is unable to work due to her pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition. Additionally, the California Family Rights Act allows employees to take up to 12 weeks of leave to bond with the baby or adopted child.

You have rights and may be able to file a claim if you were not allowed to come back to work after taking leave, if you were replaced while out on leave or if your position changed after returning to work. If your position does change after returning to work, the position needs to have the same promotional opportunities.

We Can Help You Explore Your Legal Options

Our attorneys can help you understand your legal options under state and federal pregnancy employment laws. We have experience handling all types of pregnancy-related employment issues, including:

These claims can be complex and require skilled lawyers to evaluate the specific details in your case. We have the knowledge and experience to handle every aspect of your claim.

Contact Us Today

It is essential to consult our law firm as soon as possible if you believe your rights have been violated. Call us today at 415-445-0900 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.