Federal and employment law of the state of California lays down certain rules to protect against discrimination due to pregnancy. The law recognizes it as a type of gender discrimination and outlines the protection of worker rights.
The Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) in California prohibits discrimination due to pregnancy. If a victim is proven to have been discriminated due to pregnancy, then the person may claim monetary damages as well as be given a reimbursement of the attorneys fees.
In addition, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows employees to take time off from work in relation to pregnancy.
Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyers in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and Ventura County
Our pregnancy discrimination advocate at Playa Law Firm provides legal services to clients across Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and Ventura County. With the experience of bringing justice to the victims in the most challenging of cases, Playa Law Firm is adept fighting for justice.
Some examples of pregnancy discrimination are:
- If a pregnant woman is denied employment on the grounds that she is pregnant;
- If an employer tries to avoid paying health insurance and pregnancy associated fringe benefits
The employer must accommodate a pregnant woman, new mothers or fathers, as per the terms of the law. Failing to do so violates the law then the victim has every right to seek compensation and legal action against the employer.
The qualified pregnancy discrimination attorney at Playa Law Firm works hard to fight for justice as well as for compensation for the lost wages, incentives and the emotional trauma to which you may have been subjected.
Contact a Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyer in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and Ventura County today!
If you were or are a victim of pregnancy discrimination, you ought to seek legal action against it. Contact our Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and Ventura County pregnancy discrimination lawyer immediately if you are not being allowed to exercise the rights to which you are entitled. Our experience and astuteness will allow us to fight against your current or former employer on your behalf.