Santa Ana CA Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyer
In Santa Ana CA Pregnancy Discrimination is illegal! If you’re a pregnant worker in California, you may not realize the Pregnancy Discrimination Laws that protect you. You have a right to Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL). We can help you understand your rights. There are additional laws in place that can protect your rights including the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Unfortunately, employers often see their obligations under the law as a burden and punish pregnant employees. Learn how to protect your rights.
Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL)
Pregnancy Discrimination Laws provide Pregnancy Disability Leave. Pregnancy Disability Leave applies if your company has five or more employees. Pregnancy Disability Leave, says that you must keep working until a doctor takes you off work. If your doctor gives you Medical Restrictions, your company needs to consider Modified Duty and Reasonable Accommodation. If needed, you must be transferred to a lighter position, unlike ordinary disabilities. Pregnancy Disability Leave also applies when you cannot work any longer due to pregnancy, morning sickness, or prenatal care.
California Family Rights Act (CFRA)
Pregnancy Discrimination Laws such as the California Family Rights Act can provide you with job-protected, unpaid leave for up to 12 weeks to bond with a foster child, a child of a spouse or domestic partner, or a newborn. The 12 weeks can be used intermittently (pieces at a time) or all at once. The California Family Rights Act offers the same protections as Family Medical Leave Act and additional protection such as the coverage of same-sex domestic partners and more privacy protection.
Pregnancy Discrimination at Work
Pregnancy Discrimination may have happened if a qualified employer does any of the following does any of the following because of pregnancy: Deny employment, Deny a promotion or scheduled pay increase, Refuse to provide a reasonable modification to job duties or equipment to accommodate a pregnancy-related disability (Work Restrictions), Refuse to provide time off under Pregnancy Disability Leave, Terminate a pregnant woman’s employment, and Negative employment decisions because of an employee’s pregnancy.
Economic and emotional damages usually occur when these laws are violated. If you believe you may been the victim of Pregnancy Discrimination it is important that you protect your case. In Santa Ana CA Pregnancy Discrimination, Harassment or Retaliation should not force you to quit. Get help instead. We know how to fight against Pregnancy Discrimination. We won’t pressure you and we won’t tell your employer. Call Hogie & Campbell for a Free Consultation at (714) 508-6422.