Representing Expectant and New Mothers
Expectant mothers have more to worry about than possible job discrimination.
Unfortunately, prejudices against pregnant applicants and employees 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 clients in the Los Angeles area who have been discriminated against at work based on pregnancy. Contact a Los Angeles attorney for pregnancy discrimination for a free consultation. Our phone number is 213-975-0003. Se habla español.
Common Examples of Pregnancy Discrimination
While there are many examples of pregnancy discrimination in the workplace, the most common scenarios include:
- Denying a promotion to a female employee who is pregnant
- Refusing to hire a female applicant who is pregnant
- Retaliation based on pregnancy
- Making discriminatory or offensive comments to a pregnant employee
- Demoting or changing a job description after an employee returns from pregnancy leave
- Retaliating against an employee after taking pregnancy-related leave
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.
Free Consultation: Contact a California Attorney for Maternity Leave Rights
If you are a victim of harassment or discrimination at work based on pregnancy, please contact a lawyer online or call 213-975-0003. We respond promptly to all e-mail inquiries.
We serve clients in Southern California, including Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, Orange County and the surrounding areas.