Employment Violations During And After 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:
- Pregnancy Disability Leave Law
- Accommodations for pregnancy
- Types of disabilities related to pregnancy and childbirth
- Baby bonding leave requirements
- Paternity Leave options
- Reinstatement guidelines after taking pregnancy leave
- Lactation Rights
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.