Expectant mothers have more to worry about than possible job discrimination. Unfortunately, prejudices against pregnant applicants and employees still exist in today’s workplaces. It is important to remember that pregnancy discrimination is illegal. If you have experienced it, you should speak to an attorney to learn about your legal options.
At the Law Offices of Miguel S. Ramirez, we represent women in the Los Angeles area who have been discriminated against at work based on pregnancy. We offer a free consultation to discuss your rights and possible claim against an employer for pregnancy discrimination. Call 213-975-0003. Se habla español.
The federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act and California’s Fair Housing and Employment Act make it illegal for employers to discriminate against expectant mothers and new mothers or create a hostile work environment for an employee who becomes pregnant. Common scenarios include:
A pregnant employee should be allowed to work as long as she can safely perform her job duties. Similarly, a pregnant applicant should not be denied a position based on pregnancy, unless she is unable to perform the essential functions of the job.
If you are a victim of harassment or discrimination at work based on pregnancy, please contact our pregnancy discrimination lawyers online or call 213-975-0003. We respond promptly to all email inquiries.
We serve clients in Southern California, including Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, Orange County and the surrounding areas.