Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyer
Pregnancy discrimination against an employee by an employer is illegal. Federal law and many state laws prohibit discrimination against employees because of pregnancy, childbirth, or medically related conditions. Federal law applies to companies employing more than 15 employees. California law applies to companies employing 5 or more employees.
If you or someone you know has been a victim of pregnancy discrimination in the workplace, you may have legal recourse against the employer responsible. Talking to employment law attorney at Christina Humphrey Law, P.C., may be an essential step necessary to resolve this often stressful and unpleasant situation. Our attorneys have a combined legal experience of over 20 years and are more than capable to undertake your case. We have focused on business and employment law and are well-versed in both federal and state law regarding pregnancy discrimination. At Christina Humphrey Law, P.C., we are dedicated to protecting your rights under those laws.
Discrimination based on pregnancy by an employer may manifest in many ways. An employer may refused to hire a pregnant applicant, may demote or discharge a pregnant employee, may deny an employee returning from a pregnancy-related leave the same job she had prior to leaving or a similar one, or may treat a pregnant employee differently than other employees that are temporarily disabled.
Employers are obligated to give pregnant employees the same rights and benefits that they give to other temporarily-disabled employees. In California, pregnant employees are entitled to receive any reasonable accommodation for pregnancy, childbirth, or medically-related matters that are requested with the medical advice of a doctor. They also have the right to be transferred to a less strenuous or dangerous job with medical certification by a doctor and if the employer can accommodate that request.