Pregnancy, Childbirth, Breast Feeding, and Related Medical Conditions
At Gallenberg PC, our Los Angeles, Burbank, and Beverly Hills pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions workplace harassment and discrimination lawyer represents women throughout California whose rights have been violated because of their circumstances.
Whether you are expecting a child, have just given birth, or are returning to work after maternity or medical leave, you have significant state and federal rights and legal protections from harassment or discrimination in the workplace.
Our Los Angeles County employment law attorney can help ensure they are enforced, so you can be both a respected mother and employee. We do not charge prospective clients for a confidential telephone intake or online case review, and are available to discuss your case today.What Does Pregnancy, Childbirth, Breastfeeding, and Related Medical Conditions Workplace Discrimination in California Look Like?
Pregnant women and new mothers face significant challenges in the workplace that come from multiple angles. When they rise to the level of harassment or discrimination, they have rights that should be pursued to stop the unlawful behavior while providing a legal remedy for the damages they endured.
Some of the most common signs of pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions harassment and discrimination in the California workplace may include, but are not limited to:
- Questions about pregnancy or children during the hiring or promotion process.
- Refusal to allow sick leave for pregnancy related doctor appointments.
- Comments or questions about when or if you are going to have kids.
- Denial of accommodations for pregnancy related disabilities.
- Jokes or comments about being able to keep up with work after acknowledging your pregnancy.
- Uninvited inquiries regarding whether you are physically capable of performing your job duties.
- Sudden and/or unsolicited reduction of job duties.
- Failure to provide a private space for lactation.
- Being consistently scheduled for fewer hours.
- Consistently given unfavorable work assignments.
- Failure to get a promotion despite superior work performance.
- Refusal to provide reasonable accommodations or resist providing them.
- Suspiciously timed layoffs.
- Termination inconsistent with company policies.
- Fired without a clear or justifiable reason.
The sooner you can identify pregnancy discrimination or harassment in the workplace, the quicker we can begin building a case against your employer. Contact us today to discuss your case during a confidential telephone intake or online case review.Which Laws Protect Women From Pregnancy, Childbirth, Breastfeeding, and Related Medical Conditions Workplace Harassment and Discrimination in California?
Multiple state and federal laws protect pregnant women and mothers from workplace harassment or discrimination throughout California.
Both the California Fair Housing and Employment Act (FEHA) and the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) prohibit any form of pregnancy-related discrimination in the workplace, including any discriminatory acts during hiring, not promoting, firing, and taking pregnancy and maternity leave.
The Family and Medical Leave Act protects eligible employees who need to take temporary leave to manage their pregnancy, childbirth, or medical condition needs.
The California Family Rights Act guarantees job-protected leave to eligible employees who are disabled by pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition, called Pregnancy Disability Leave.
Additionally, under certain circumstances, an employer may be required under the Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL) to transfer an employee with pregnancy, childbirth, or other medical conditions to a different job, including modifying tasks or providing alternative assignments, and up to four months of leave for a disability related to the same.
The California Labor Code outlines the legal requirements for the state’s employers, stating they must provide a reasonable amount of break time and use of a room or another location near the employee’s work area to express breast milk in private once she returns to work.
If any of your legal rights are being violated because of your pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or another related medical condition, we want to help you enforce the laws that were designed to protect you. Contact a workplace pregnancy discrimination lawyer today to discuss your case during a confidential telephone intake or online case review.How Can the Pregnancy, Childbirth, Breastfeeding, and Related Medical Conditions Workplace Harassment and Discrimination Lawyer at Gallenberg PC Help?
At Gallenberg PC, our pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions workplace discrimination lawyer has offices in Los Angeles, Burbank, and Beverly Hills, so all employees have access to the legal representation they need to pursue results inside and outside the courtroom — no matter where they live or work in California.
Our primary goal is to make legal services accessible to everyone in California, regardless of a person’s ability to pay.
We understand that many individuals cannot afford to pay upfront hourly rates or retainers for an employment or labor attorney. That does not mean they should not have the legal ability to pursue justice after suffering from unlawful discrimination in any California workplace.
Our pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions workplace harassment and discrimination attorney in Los Angeles, Burbank, and Beverly Hills takes all eligible cases on a contingency basis, which means if we do not win your case, you do not pay our legal fees.
Contact Gallenberg PC today to discuss your important employment law case with our skilled attorney in Los Angeles at (213) 986-8432, Burbank at (818) 237-5267, or Beverly Hills at (310) 295-1654 to schedule a free intake today.
If you prefer, complete a Free Online Case Review to have your claim screened by our experienced employment law attorney and we will contact you directly to discuss your case.