Pregnancy discrimination is prohibited under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Discrimination may manifest in the way of a demotion, treatment that is different from similarly situation employees, refusal to grant leave that you may be entitled to under California law or termination.
If you are being discriminated against due to pregnancy then you may want to speak to an attorney about it. An Orange County Discrimination Lawyer at The Law Office of George Moschopoulos, APC is standing by to speak with you.
Leave For Pregnancy
Any woman who works for a covered employer is eligible for pregnancy disability leave regardless of the amount of time that she has worked for that employer. You may be eligible for this leave for up to four months, if you become disabled due to the pregnancy.
In addition, if you have worked for the covered employer for at least 12 months, then you may also be entitled to take leave under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) to:
- bond with the baby, or
- for another CFRA qualifying event such as to bond with an adopted child, or
- care for a parent, spouse or child with a serious health condition.
What Happens if an Employer Retaliates Against You for Asserting Your Rights?
Sadly, it is not uncommon for a covered employer to retaliate against a pregnant woman for asserting her rights. This is not okay and you may require an attorney to represent your interests. Preservation of your rights is a time sensitive matter. Call a seasoned Orange County Discrimination Attorney to determine how The Law Office of George Moschopoulos, APC can help you.