Discriminated at Work Due to Your Pregnancy?
Hollister Employment Attorney, Serving Workers Across CA
Under The California Fair Employment and Housing Act, it is illegal for
an employer to harass, demote, terminate or otherwise discriminate against
an employee for becoming pregnant. Additionally, under the California
Pregnancy Disability Leave Law, California employers should provide up
to four months of leave for pregnant employees. If you feel that you are
being mistreated due to your pregnancy, do not hesitate to contact Attorney
Bill Marder at Marder Employment Law. He is an experienced Silicon Valley
employment discrimination lawyer who represents wrongfully treated workers
all across California.
Examples of Pregnancy Discrimination
An employer should make reasonable accommodations for a pregnant employee.
If she is working a job that causes bodily stress, she can request to
be moved to a different position. Pregnancy discrimination can be as simple
as the failure to accommodate a pregnancy.
The following can indicate pregnancy discrimination:
- You weren't hired because you are pregnant.
- You didn't get a promotion because you are pregnant.
- You were denied benefits because you are pregnant.
- You were fired because you are pregnant.
Proving Pregnancy Discrimination by Your Employer
In order to win a pregnancy discrimination case, you must prove that you
were treated differently than other employees similar situated, and that
your mistreatment was directly because of your pregnancy.
You can prove that pregnancy discrimination took place either through:
- Direct evidence of discrimination (a self-incriminating statement)
- Circumstantial evidence of discrimination (proof that your employer deviated
from his usual practices or policies)
What kind of damages could I be entitled to?
If you can prove that your employer unlawfully discriminated against you
for being pregnant, you could be entitled to damages for:
- Emotional distress
- Lost wages
- Punitive damages
- Lawyer fees
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At Marder Employment Law, Attorney Bill Marder is committed to seeking
compensation and justice for victims of employment law violations. He
can handle your case at both the state and federal level and is known
to take many cases that other attorneys turn down.
To benefit from his over 20 years of legal experience,
call Marder Employment Law
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