Pregnancy Discrimination Is Not Permitted
Pregnant Workers Have The Same Rights As All Employees
The California Fair Employment and Housing Act and the Pregnancy Disability Leave Law prohibit employers or potential employers from discriminating against women because of pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.
In California, this includes protection from employment discrimination regarding hiring and firing, breast-feeding and morning sickness, and pregnant women must be allowed to use pregnancy leave for severe morning sickness. In fact, pregnant women can use their leave in mere increments of an hour if it is necessary for them to do so because, for example, they are suffering from severe morning sickness.
How Were You Discriminated Against?
Pregnancy discrimination claims may include issues such as:
- Firing a woman for taking maternity leave
- Not hiring a woman because she is pregnant
- Not allowing a pregnant employee to continue working during her pregnancy
- Treating pregnancy differently in terms of health insurance and benefits
- Failing to allow a pregnant woman to take disability leave from work on the advice of her medical care provider
- Firing or demoting a woman for taking leave on the advice of her medical care provider
- Not allowing a man or woman to take baby bonding leave after the birth of his or her child if he or she is qualified for it
- Firing or demoting a man or woman for taking leave to bond with his or her newborn baby
Numerous laws protect women from pregnancy discrimination. Discuss your case with us to learn how we may assist you.