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Fighting Hard Against Pregnancy Discrimination

Having a baby can be one of the most meaningful experiences in a woman’s life. Unfortunately, it can also negatively impact a woman’s career for unjust reasons. With soon-to-be mothers becoming much more common in the workplace, it is critical to protect this group from illegal actions on behalf of employers.

Under the law, pregnancy discrimination is a form of sex discrimination, and far too many employers ignore their responsibilities, so knowing your rights is extremely important so you can protect your career and interests.

Fighting Hard Against Pregnancy Discrimination

Having a baby can be one of the most meaningful experiences in a woman’s life. Unfortunately, it can also negatively impact a woman’s career for unjust reasons. With soon-to-be mothers becoming much more common in the workplace, it is critical to protect this group from illegal actions on behalf of employers.

Under the law, pregnancy discrimination is a form of sex discrimination, and far too many employers ignore their responsibilities, so knowing your rights is extremely important so you can protect your career and interests.

Per California law, employers with five or more employees must provide:

Protected disability leave

Reasonable accommodations for medical appointments

Protected time for bonding after your baby is born.

Understanding Your Rights

You can’t be fired, terminated or laid off because you’re pregnant. In addition, you can’t be harassed by your employer because you’re pregnant. If your employer begins criticizing you, micromanaging, nitpicking your job performance or harassing you for missing time from work due to pregnancy-related appointments, you can take action.

At Buchsbaum & Haag, we understand how important it is to stand up against pregnancy discrimination. Do not let your employer ruin this wonderful time in your life. Contact us to explore what options you may have.

Contact Your Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyers Free Consultation

If you feel as though you may have experienced pregnancy discrimination or your employer has failed to accommodate your pregnancy, contact us today for a free consultation at 562-733-2498.  We serve areas all throughout Southern California, including Long Beach, Los Angeles and Orange County.

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