Offering Experienced Legal Counsel Against Pregnancy Discrimination
It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against a woman based on pregnancy. State and federal laws protect women against this form of discrimination in all aspects of employment, including interviewing, hiring, firing and promoting.
What is Pregnancy Discrimination?
Pregnancy discrimination occurs when an employer takes a negative action against an employee or job applicant. Federal and state laws prohibit pregnancy discrimination, so it's important to contact Salusky Law Group if you feel you are a victim of unfair practices.
Examples of pregnancy discrimination include employers taking the following actions against a pregnant employee:
- Firing or termination
- Refusal or failure to hire
- Failure to provide equal training opportunities
- Failure to Promote
- Changing job assignments without a valid reason
- A demotion
- Asking a female applicant whether she intends to become pregnant
Your Rights When You're Pregnant
If your employer has five or more employees, you are entitled to protections under California state law in the event of a pregnancy, welcoming a new child, loss of a pregnancy and related physical and mental conditions. These protections include the right to reasonable accommodations and the right to time off from work. It is illegal for an employer to fire, refuse to hire, harass or otherwise discriminate against someone because of pregnancy or childbirth.
If you have at least 12 months of service with your employer (and have worked a minimum of 1,250 hours during the previous 12-month period) and your employer employs at least 20 employees within 75 miles of your worksite, you are entitled to take up to 12 weeks of parental leave to bond with a new child within one year of the child’s birth, adoption or foster care placement.
Contact Us To Discuss Your Case
f you have experienced pregnancy-related discrimination in the workplace, contact an attorney at Salusky Law Group. Call us at (562) 855-0004 to schedule a case evaluation.