Northridge Pregnancy Discrimination Attorneys
Protecting the Rights of Pregnant Employees
It is illegal for employers to discriminate against employees or job applicants based on pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. This means that employers cannot refuse to hire, fire, or otherwise discriminate against a woman because she is pregnant or has a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth. Employers must also treat pregnant employees the same as other employees who are similar in their ability or inability to work.
At K2 Employment Law, our pregnancy discrimination lawyers in Northridge are committed to helping employees who have been treated unfairly in the workplace. We understand the stress and anxiety that can come with being pregnant and facing discrimination at work. Our attorneys are here to provide the compassionate legal guidance you need and the aggressive representation you deserve.
What Is Pregnancy Discrimination?
Pregnancy discrimination occurs when an employer treats an employee or job applicant unfavorably because she is pregnant, has a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth, or has a pregnancy-related medical condition. This type of discrimination can also occur when an employer treats an employee or job applicant unfavorably because she has a history of pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition.
Under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), employers are prohibited from engaging in the following:
- Refusing to hire a pregnant job applicant
- Firing an employee because she is pregnant
- Demoting an employee because she is pregnant
- Refusing to promote an employee because she is pregnant
- Refusing to provide reasonable accommodations for a pregnant employee
What Is the Pregnancy Disability Leave?
Under the California Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL), employers are required to provide up to 4 months of leave to employees who are disabled by pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition. This means that if you are unable to work due to a pregnancy-related condition, your employer must provide you with up to 4 months of leave.
What Is the California Family Rights Act?
The California Family Rights Act (CFRA) is a state law that requires employers to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to employees who are unable to work due to a serious health condition, the serious health condition of a family member, or the birth or adoption of a child. The CFRA applies to employers with 5 or more employees and is separate from the PDLL, PDLA, and FMLA.
How Our Northridge Discrimination Lawyers Can Help
If you've faced discrimination in the workplace because you're pregnant, our experienced Northridge discrimination attorneys are here to help. We'll help you understand what your rights are, what your next steps should be, and more.