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The last thing you should ever have to deal with is hostile treatment from your employer due to your pregnancy status. However, if you need a pregnancy discrimination lawyer, we are ready to help you. At the Azadian Law Group, PC, our compassionate and dedicated team understands how this type of discrimination can affect a woman’s ability to hold a steady job after giving birth. Let us get to work on recovering the compensation you deserve for what you have been through.

What you need to know about OC pregnancy discrimination

The team at Azadian Law Group, PC wants you to know that it is illegal for an employer to discriminate against a woman based on pregnancy. The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) protects against pregnancy discrimination and applies to all state employers with five or more employees.

  • Both federal and state law protect women against this kind of discrimination when it comes to all aspects of employment, including when interviewing, hiring, firing, layoffs, pay equality, promotions, and more.
  • You cannot be retaliated against for using or requesting to use your legally allowed medical leave time or pregnancy accommodations.

What are my rights during and after pregnancy?

When you are pregnant, you may need reasonable accommodations from your employer. This can include things like:

  • A temporary transfer to less strenuous or hazardous positions
  • Permission to sit on a stool
  • Permission to work from home if possible
  • Modifications to your work duties
  • More frequent or longer breaks

For the typical pregnancy (one without complications) a woman can take four weeks off prior to giving birth. After the pregnancy, she may take up to six weeks off for a vaginal birth or eight weeks off for a C-section delivery.

Please note that under the California Family Rights Act and the federal Family Medical Leave Act, you can take more time if your employer is required to comply based on their size. Your OC pregnancy discrimination attorney can guide you with these laws.

What about extra bonding time with a child?

Once a pregnancy leave is over, eligible employees can take an additional 12 weeks off for bonding time with their new child. Please note that this is only available for those who work for employers that have at least 20 employees.

Will I return to the same position?

Yes, your employer must return you to the same position or a comparable one with the same duties an pay.

It is time to get the help you need

If you think that your employer discriminated against you, harassed you, or terminated you due to your pregnancy or a related condition, please seek legal assistance now. At the Azadian Law Group, PC, we are going to be your advocate. Let our qualified and experienced team get to work on recovering the compensation you deserve.

  • Lost wages and benefits
  • Court costs and legal fees
  • Reinstatement to a position
  • Emotional distress damages
  • Possible punitive damages

We work on a contingency basis, which means we will not collect our fees unless we are successful in your case. When you need an Orange County pregnancy discrimination attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 949-662-5405.

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