Pregnancy discrimination in the workplace occurs when an employer discriminates or takes adverse employment action on a pregnant employee because of the employee’s pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition. Pregnancy discrimination may include:
- Denial of time off or reasonable accommodations for a pregnant employee;
- Firing or demoting a pregnant employee;
- Forcing a pregnant employee to take time off or to remain on maternity leave; or
- Placing restriction on a pregnant employee’s work.
In California, a woman who works for an employer (with five or more employees) is eligible for pregnancy disability leave regardless of the length of time she has worked for the employer. Moreover, the employee does not have to work full-time to be eligible for the pregnancy disability leave.
It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against or harass an employee because of her pregnancy. At Clark Employment Law, we are committed to seek justice for employees who have experienced pregnancy discrimination. Please contact our firm if you feel that you have been discriminated against or mistreated at work because of your pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition. Our Los Angeles based attorneys will assist you in pursuing all legal remedies that are available to you.