Top Bakersfield Pregnancy Discrimination Attorney
At Miracle Mile Law Group, our Bakersfield pregnancy discrimination attorney is well-versed in the various types of pregnancy anti-discrimination and leave laws, both on the state and federal level. While the country has made great strides in protecting pregnant employees from harassing behavior, retaliation is still rampant within some of the nation’s biggest companies. Luckily, there are numerous laws to protect these individuals.
The personal attention you will receive at Miracle Mile Law Group is personalized and custom tailored to your needs. Our lawyers will treat you as more than just a file number, from the outset of the representation to the end. Further, our attorneys are responsive and are available to give you constant updates on your case.
What is Pregnancy Discrimination?
Pregnant women are considered to be a protected class. Therefore, employers cannot take adverse employment actions against them due to their pregnancy. Adverse employment actions include:
- Failing to hire the employee because of her pregnancy
- Terminating a pregnant employee while on approved FMLA or CFRA leave
- Demoting a pregnant employee’s pay or job title
- Forcing a pregnant employee to take leave
- Failing to provide reasonable accommodations
Pregnancy workplace laws are up for interpretation. That is why contacting an employment attorney can help you navigate the difficult state and federal laws. The lawyers at Miracle Mile Law Group will listen to your story and provide advice to tackle your workplace disputes.
What Pregnancy Laws Protect Me?
Under federal law, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 prohibit discrimination on the basis of pregnancy and gender, respectively. Under Federal law, discriminating against individuals with disabilities related to pregnancy is a form of sex discrimination.
In California, the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) says that if a pregnant employee requires reasonable accommodations to perform the essential functions of their job, the employer must provide them. Reasonable accommodations for a pregnancy include (but are not limited to):
- Break time to tend to pregnancy related conditions
- Use of a room to express milk
- Temporary light duty
- Providing accessible parking spaces
- Teleworking from home or working remotely
- Offering flexible schedules
Under the Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL), pregnant individuals are given up to four months of leave to tend to pre/post-natal care and other related situations. Under the PDL, you are guaranteed your position upon return and are not required to take your leave all at once.
How Much Do I Have to Pay A Bakersfield Pregnancy Discrimination Attorney?
Our employment attorneys at Miracle Mile Law Group will defend your pregnancy rights in the workplace. We fight for pregnant employees in both the public and private sectors, and make sure employers provide the accommodations employees are entitled to.
Our attorneys work on a contingency basis—this means we only get compensated if and when we settle your case or win at trial. After securing a favorable outcome, our lawyers will take a percentage of the compensation we receive on your behalf. Contingent fees allow pregnant employees who are often at a disadvantage against large corporations the opportunity to defend their workplace rights.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation About Your Rights
Have you been denied accommodations for your pregnancy? Were you terminated due to your pregnancy? Contact us today to speak with a Bakersfield Pregnancy Discrimination Attorney. Call (213) 433-3588, email [email protected] or complete our online form.