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 in Orange County, CA, 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.
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.
When you are pregnant, you may need reasonable accommodations from your employer. This can include things like:
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.
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.
Yes, your employer must return you to the same position or a comparable one with the same duties an pay.
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.
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.