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How do you know if you need a pregnancy discrimination lawyer?

If your employer has discriminated against you because you are pregnant or have given birth, you need to seek legal assistance. This type of discrimination in the workplace is wrong and should not be tolerated. At the Azadian Law Group, PC, we are going to investigate your case and get to work on securing the compensation you need. We understand that pregnancy discrimination can affect a woman’s economic and emotional livelihood.

You have rights when you are pregnant or have given birth

Far too often, women are left suffering in their careers and economic opportunity because of discrimination due to pregnancy. However, you need to know that the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) protects against pregnancy discrimination. This law applies to all state employers with five or more employees and prohibits discrimination when it comes to all aspect of employment, including:

  • Interviewing and hiring
  • Firing decisions
  • Layoff decisions
  • Pay equality
  • Promotion opportunities
  • Other employment benefits

You can also not be retaliated against or fired for taking or requesting to take your pregnancy medical leave.

You are protected during and after pregnancy

When it comes to the time you are allowed to take off from work, the law affords you:

  • Up to four weeks off before giving birth
  • Up to six weeks off after a vaginal delivery
  • Up to eight weeks off after a C-section delivery

You may also be eligible for more time if your employer has to comply with the California Family Rights Act and the federal Family Medical Leave Act.

During your pregnancy, your employer should work with you to provide reasonable accommodations for you to do your job. This can include things like allowing you to temporarily transfer to a position with less strenuous requirements or to possibly work from home. It can also include allowing you longer breaks, to sit on a stool instead of stand, or minor modifications in your work duties.

You could be eligible for more time

You could be eligible to take an additional 12 weeks of bonding time with your child if your employer has 20 or more employees.

You have to be returned to the same position

Once you return from pregnancy leave, you must be given the same position with the same pay you had before or a job with comparable pay and duties.

You deserve to be treated fairly

You do not have to put up with your employer discriminating against you because of your pregnancy status. At the Azadian Law Group, PC, we are here to fight for you if you have been treated unfavorably or fired by your employer. Let our knowledgeable and skilled team get to work on your behalf so we can secure compensation for:

  • Recover of back and future wages
  • Court costs and legal fees
  • Reinstatement to a position
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Possible punitive damages

When we take your cases, we pledge only to collect our fees if we are successful in your case. If you need a Pasadena pregnancy discrimination attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 626-449-4944.

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