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Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyer In California

Pregnancy discrimination refers to any discriminatory behavior or action taken against a woman because of her pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.


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Has Your Employer Disfavored You Due To Your Pregnancy?

To establish a claim for pregnancy discrimination, an employee must prove that:

  • The employee worked for the employer or sought a job with the employer.
  • The unfavorable action was motivated in large part by the pregnancy.
  • The employee was harmed as a result of the employer's actions.
  • Pregnancy discrimination rules apply to the employer (in California, this usually means that at least five employees work for the employer).

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Should You File A Pregnancy Discrimination Claim?

If you believe you may have a claim for pregnancy-related job discrimination, you should see an attorney. Under California law, victims of pregnancy discrimination may be entitled to back pay, punitive penalties, and compensation for emotional pain and suffering.

However, because each situation is unique, it is critical that you contact an expert employment lawyer about your alternatives. Pregnancy discrimination claims must be filed within a very short time frame. Therefore, the longer you delay, the less likely you will be able to win your case.

Employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations to employees who are protected under California’s pregnancy discrimination laws, unless doing so would cause an undue hardship to the employer. Examples of reasonable accommodations may include modified job duties, additional breaks, or time off for medical appointments.


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Pregnancy Discrimination Regulations in California Protect Which Employees?

California’s pregnancy discrimination laws protect employees who are pregnant or who have a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth. This includes:

  • Pregnant employees: Employees who are currently pregnant and need accommodations, such as time off for doctor appointments or modifications to their job duties.
  • Employees who have recently given birth: Employees who have recently given birth and need time off for recovery or to bond with their child.
  • Employees with pregnancy-related medical conditions: Employees who have a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth, such as gestational diabetes or postpartum depression.
  • Employees who are lactating: Employees who are breastfeeding and need accommodations, such as breaks to express milk or a private location to do so.

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How Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyer Can Help?

The odds are you have a lot on your mind already. Your plate is full. We understand that. We don’t expect you to become an expert on pregnancy discrimination cases overnight. That’s where we come in. We take the stress of the legal process away from you. That’s what we do best. It’s as important to us as it is essential to you to be successful. Pregnancy discrimination cases are complicated, but you can trust us to care for you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A: Age discrimination is treating an individual unfairly or differently because of their age. This can include denying employment, promotions, or training opportunities based on age.

A: In the United States, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits employment discrimination against individuals who are 40 years of age or older. Some states may have additional laws protecting against age discrimination.

A: Yes, age discrimination can occur during any stage of the employment process, including hiring. For example, an employer may choose not to hire someone based solely on their age, even if they are otherwise qualified for the position.

A: If you believe you have been a victim of age discrimination, you should speak with an employment lawyer or file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC investigates claims of discrimination and may take legal action against employers who violate anti-discrimination laws.

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