Pregnancy Discrimination and Harassment
Working mothers or mothers to be are often dealing with a lot of stress from the pregnancy, but when they are also suffering pregnancy discrimination or pregnancy harassment in the workplace, their term can be even more stressful. Under California law, expectant mothers have certain rights under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), California Family Rights Act (CFRA), Pregnancy Disability Act, and are also protected under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) against pregnancy discrimination and harassment.
The Nourmand Law Firm is here to protect your rights when an employer has violated the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), California Family Rights Act (CFRA), Pregnancy Disability Act or California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) when you are facing pregnancy discrimination or pregnancy harassment at the workplace. We’re committed to protecting your workplace pregnancy rights under FMLA, CFRA, PDL, FEHA, California law and Federal law. We understand how stressful it can be to be discriminated against at work because of your pregnancy, and will do whatever it takes to fight for your pregnancy law rights.
California Pregnancy Disability Leave
Under California law, all employers must make reasonable accommodations for their pregnant employees. Employers are responsible for ensuring that the pregnant worker is granted more rest breaks during the work day, and is permitted to see their OB/GYN during the work day as needed. If the mother decides to go on maternity leave, the employer must give her the same job back, or a comparable position, when she returns. In almost cases, it is illegal for an employer to eliminate the returning mother’s position, or to demote her to another position.
Signs of Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace
Some of the most common signs of pregnancy discrimination in the workplace include:
- Terminate upon discovering that the employee is pregnant
- Failure to accommodate for medical appointments
- Failure to accommodate for physician–ordered rest or breaks from work
- Refusal to observe medical restrictions ordered by a physician
- Refusal to accommodate requests for family leave during pregnancy
- Refusal to accommodate requests for family leave after pregnancy
- Reducing the mother’s hours or reassigning her to a different, unfavorable position during pregnancy or after she returns to work
- Termination following maternity leave
- Demotion following maternity leave
All of these situations are types of pregnancy discrimination or pregnancy harassment in the workplace, and you will need to seek legal representation in order to win your case.
The Nourmand Law Firm has several years of experience handling pregnancy discrimination and harassment cases, and will aggressively fight for your rights. We will evaluate your case and protect your rights during the lawsuit against your employer. Contact us today for a free consultation.
California Family Rights Act
Under California Family Rights Act, medical leave is granted for workers who need time off to take care of a serious health condition, take care of a family member with a serious health condition, or to take care of a newborn, adopted or foster child. If your employer is not allowing you time off to take care of your newborn after pregnancy, you have certain rights under the Family Medical Leave Act, California Family Rights Act and the California Pregnancy Disability Act.
Under California law, you may be entitled to take unpaid leave after pregnancy to take care of your newborn child, without being terminated from your job. Employers must also provide the same benefits to pregnant workers who need temporary disability leave, and it is illegal for an employer to interfere with your right to take a leave for pregnancy or to care for your newborn child.
If you believe your employer has violated your rights and you are a victim of pregnancy discrimination or pregnancy harassment, you must contact The Nourmand Law Firm today! We will evaluate your case and help you file and win a lawsuit against your employer.
Contact the pregnancy harassment and pregnancy discrimination lawyers at The Nourmand Law Firm today!