Los Angeles Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyers
Proudly Advocating for Pregnant Workers in All Industries
Both the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the Fair Employment and Housing Act establish pregnancy as a protected class in California that cannot be met with workplace discrimination under any circumstances. Yet you might not know it due to how so many employers tend to act with and around pregnant workers. Each year, countless pregnant workers are faced with a violation of their employment rights that damages, sets back, or stops their careers unfairly and unjustly.
At the Barkhordarian Law Firm, we are on a mission to help as many pregnant workers and new mothers as possible seek justice and compensation after being mistreated at work because of their pregnancy. Whether you work in an office, a retail store, a hospital, and so on, we can help you understand and stand up for your rights as a worker in the state of California. Join us in our fight for workplace equality for women and parents of all backgrounds!
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Various Forms of Pregnancy Discrimination
Like many types of employment discrimination, pregnancy discrimination can be difficult to notice. This is intentional. Employers know that pregnancy discrimination is unlawful and can land their entire company in severe legal trouble, so they often take steps to try to make the discrimination as subtle as possible. It could be happening for weeks, months, or longer, and you might not have noticed it at first because your employer did so much to hide their wrongdoing.
A few common examples of pregnancy discrimination are:
- Wrongful termination: Many pregnant workers suddenly find themselves without a job even though they were doing impressive work immediately before termination. Dishonest employers will try to come up with some other reason as to why they were fired. Some will even say that they are doing the expecting mother a favor by letting her get bedrest by taking her job away.
- Hiring discrimination: Some employers will not give a job to a pregnant woman, no matter how much her résumé matches the type of employee they want on staff. If you thought you were a great fit for a job and were abruptly told that your application has been denied, then you should talk to our attorneys.
- Forced “accommodations”: A pregnant worker should have the first say in the type of workplace accommodations they need to take care of their health while expecting. It can be a form of employment discrimination if an employer forces a pregnant worker to take accommodations that limit their work unreasonably, especially if that affects their wages or benefits. For example, an employer should not reduce the number of sales leads a pregnant worker gets just because of the pregnancy.
- No accommodations: Rather than forcing too many accommodations into a pregnant woman’s workday, some employers will provide little to no accommodations. Employers are required to take reasonable steps to accommodate the needs of a pregnant worker. Failing to do so is one of the clearest forms of pregnancy discrimination.
Your Voice & Pregnancy Matter – Let Us Help
With a successful pregnancy discrimination lawsuit, you might be able to further your career as your originally intended and receive monetary compensation if you lost wages due to the discrimination. Your case could also be the first step in protecting other pregnant workers in your company and industry from similar discrimination in the future.
To see how far your case can go and how much good it can do for yourself and others, start by dialing 888-514-5112. Our Los Angeles pregnancy discrimination attorneys would like to hear from you to see how we can help with your case.
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