California Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyers
Pregnancy is a scary journey. Facing discrimination because you are pregnant can make it even scarier. In an uncertain time, no one deserves to feel even more unsettled because of pregnancy discrimination. You matter to us. If you feel like you are being treated unfairly, please call our California pregnancy discrimination lawyers today.
How a Lawyer Can Help
Odds are you have a lot on your mind already. Your plate is full. We understand that. We don’t expect you to become an expert on pregnancy discrimination cases overnight. That’s where we come in. We take the stress of the legal process away from you. That’s what we do best. You deserve somebody representing your case who knows what they’re doing. It’s as important to us as it is important to you to be successful. These cases are complicated, but you can trust us to take care of you.
Am I Being Discriminated Against Because I’m Pregnant?
It may not be glaringly obvious if you’re being discriminated against. Some things that may be considered pregnancy discrimination include not getting hired for a job or getting fired from a job due to being pregnant. You may also be discriminated against if you are fired after you take your maternity leave. Additionally, if you are docked pay because of your pregnancy and maternity leave, that could be considered pregnancy discrimination. The best thing that you can do right now is talk to a California pregnancy discrimination lawyer about your claim. You will get a plan personalized to you. We can show you what needs to happen next to take legal action.
Employer Not Granting Pregnancy-Related Leave
Employers are required to allow employees who are physically restricted due to pregnancy to take a leave of absence. Here are examples of what your employer cannot do to you:
- You cannot be fired for requiring leave for your pregnancy.
- Your employer cannot force you to use up all of your sick/vacation time before allowing you to take your pregnancy leave. Especially if your employer does not make other employees do the same.
- Your employer cannot make you shorten your pregnancy leave to get back to work sooner than someone who took leave for medical reasons other than pregnancy.
- Your employer cannot prevent you from taking leave without pay if they let other employees who take leave for medical reasons take that same type of leave.
The Family and Medical Leave Act offers protection. Your employer has to let you return to work. They cannot edit the leave granted to you. It has to be the same benefits they offer to employers who need medical leave for other purposes.
Reach Out for Legal Help
You likely don’t know what to do next. You’ve faced pregnancy discrimination, and you want to make these wrongs right. We can help. This is a very sensitive time. Don’t wait to talk to a lawyer. We know that there is already a very pressing due date on your mind. You don’t want to delay seeking a lawyer to help you. Ideally, you will have already exhausted all of your options, if you are still employed at the place where you felt you were discriminated against. That includes going through your employee handbook and seeing what actions need to be taken. In other cases, going straight to a California pregnancy discrimination lawyer is the best step. Regardless, we are here to help you in any stage of this process.
We Don’t Tolerate Retaliation
You may feel like you cannot bring your claim to HR or a supervisor because you are worried that they’re going to retaliate against you. Unfortunately, that’s a common worry. Your employer is not allowed to retaliate, however. It’s against the law. Our jobs as California pregnancy discrimination lawyers is to protect your rights in an employment law case. If you don’t feel comfortable talking to your boss or employment manager, then please contact us. We will make it our main goal to protect you from retaliation. Don’t lose out on your right to an employment law case because you fear retaliation. Let us protect you through the process.
Call Our California Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyers Today
If you feel like you have been discriminated against because you are pregnant, give us a call right away. Don’t wait. Contact Myers Law Group today. We will go over the details of your claim and get you started.
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