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Pregnancy Discrimination Attorney in Orange, California

Trying to juggle the stress of life changes is never easy, but it's worse when there is outward opposition to those changes. When you or a loved one is pregnant, you want to focus on what's most important: family. But when an employer refuses to provide pregnancy leave, despite its importance and legal standings, it can add a whole new layer of stress. But not only is it unethical to do so, but it's also important to understand that pregnant California employees have rights.

Protect Your Pregnancy Rights

Pregnant California employees are protected by the most powerful anti-discrimination and retaliation protections in the United States. Pregnant employees have the right to pregnancy leave as well as reasonable accommodations before and after childbirth. Employers are not allowed to...

  • Discriminate against pregnant employees

  • Retaliate against pregnant employees for requesting pregnancy leave or accommodations

  • Terminate pregnant employees who request leave or accommodations

In fact, California employers must reinstate pregnant employees in the same or a comparable position at the end of their pregnancy leave.

Unfortunately, employers in California often refuse to provide pregnancy leave or accommodations to pregnant employees. All too often, employees who request accommodations are fired or face other retaliation.

If you are pregnant and believe your civil rights at work have been violated, you may have a strong case for pregnancy discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. Call us at The Guha Law Firm today for a free consultation with an experienced California pregnancy discrimination attorney. We take the time to speak with each client to understand every detail of what happened. During your initial consultation, we will help you understand the strengths and weaknesses of your case. Do everything in your power to ensure your civil rights are protected during and after your pregnancy by reaching out to an experienced lawyer.

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Understanding the Signs of Discrimination

Pregnancy discrimination can come in many forms, including:

  • Refusal to provide light duty or other reasonable accommodations before or after childbirth

  • Denial of or pressure not to take pregnancy leave

  • Firing or demotion just before or during pregnancy leave

  • Refusal to properly reinstate a pregnant employee after pregnancy leave

  • Denial of promotions or raises after pregnancy leave

  • Verbal harassment of an employee due to pregnancy leave

If you have faced problems like these, it is crucial that you speak with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. You have rights that mean nothing unless you assert them. At The Guha Law Firm, we understand that it can be intimidating to confront your employer, but you can rest assured that we are here to help you every step of the way.

We proudly serve workers in Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside, California. Reach out for a free consultation, and understand your rights and how to protect them.