Irvine Pregnancy Leave Lawyers
We Defend the Rights Of Pregnant Workers
Our compassionate and knowledgeable attorneys at Guardian Litigation Group, LLP take great pride in assisting employees who have been fired from their jobs or treated unfairly for taking or requesting medical leave for their pregnancies. Although laws like the California Family Rights Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protect pregnant workers from discrimination and harassment in the workplace, many employers violate these laws and punish employees for becoming pregnant or taking time off to care for a newborn.
We believe that pregnant workers shouldn’t have to worry about losing their jobs for taking or requesting protected medical or family leave. That is why we use our firm’s extensive resources to devise customized strategies for our clients so they can pursue the justice and compensation they deserve through legal action.
Call us today at (949) 312-4226 if you believe you’ve been discriminated against because of your pregnancy.
What Is Considered Pregnancy Discrimination?
It is illegal for employers in California to make any employment-related decisions regarding hiring, firing, promotion, pay increase or decrease, changes in benefit coverage, or other similar factors based entirely on an employee’s pregnancy.
Common examples of pregnancy discrimination include:
- Preventing a pregnant employee from returning to work after childbirth even though they are ready to continue working
- Failing to keep a pregnant employee’s job after they take a short leave of absence for pregnancy-related issues
- Forcing a pregnant employee quit
- Subjecting a pregnant employee to any type of harassment relating to their gender or pregnancy
Why Do I Need a Discrimination Lawyer to Handle My Case?
In order to prove that you experienced pregnancy discrimination in the workplace, you must be able to clearly demonstrate to the court the various wat you were treated differently than other employees and link that treatment to your pregnancy. Our legal team can track down and help you gather direct and circumstantial evidence, to prove your employer made derogatory statements about your pregnancy or strayed from acceptable practices or policies because of your pregnancy.
Pregnancy discrimination claims must also be filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to launch an investigation to determine if the employee can be issued a “right to sue” letter. We can walk you through this entire process and any questions you might have about your case.
To request a case consultation with our Irvine discrimination attorneys, call (949) 312-4226 today.