Nobody Should Face Discrimination For Being A Parent
If your employment has been negatively affected by your pregnancy or the birth of your child, your employer may have violated your legal rights. Women and men across the country experience discrimination because of pregnancy or recent childbirth, making this form of discrimination not just a medical issue — but a gender one as well.
At Berenji Law Firm, A Professional Corporation, we are committed to championing the rights of families across California. There are a number of protections in place, both at the state and federal level, to ensure you are treated fairly and equally in the workplace — and a skilled employment lawyer can hold employers accountable when they break these regulations.
Putting An End To Pregnancy Discrimination
California workers are protected by law against discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth or pregnancy-related medical conditions. Examples of pregnancy discrimination include:
- Termination or refusal to hire a woman because she is pregnant
- Involuntary job transfer or elimination of job duties
- Denial of lawful pregnancy leave
- Refusal to reinstate a new mother or father to her/his prior position after returning from parental leave
- Denial of leave to bond with a child after adoption
You are also offered certain rights and protections regarding medical conditions that arise as a result of your pregnancy. Under the California Pregnancy Disability Leave (“PDL”) law, employers must provide up to four months of disability leave to women who are disabled due to pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions — which may include morning sickness, bed rest, time off for prenatal care or post-partum depression.
Separately and independently, a mother or father may be eligible for leave under the California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”), allowing for up to 12 weeks to bond with a baby.
Additionally, if you suffer from any other disabilities relating to your pregnancy or childbirth, you may have additional rights guaranteed to you by the California Fair Employment & Housing Act (FEHA). Reach out to our attorneys today to discuss your unique case and ensure your rights are protected.
Do you have additional questions about pregnancy discrimination? See our FAQ page for more questions and trustworthy answers.
We Stand Up For Your Rights In The Workplace
The Berenji Law Firm, A Professional Corporation, is committed to protecting you and your family’s right to have a child without the risk of losing your job and related benefits. When your employer infringes upon this right, we take swift and aggressive action to ensure you’re fully protected under the law.
Our commitment begins with a free initial consultation, where we discuss your situation and begin collecting the details for your case. Should you choose to continue with us, you won’t pay a dime for attorney’s fees unless and until we secure you compensation. Call our 888-900-2573 or 310-747-5097 today to schedule your appointment, our offices are located conveniently just outside of Los Angeles.