Pregnancy Discrimination Attorney

Pregnancy Discrimination Attorney


Tower Legal Group is dedicated to representing individuals who have encountered discrimination and any other illegal activity in the workplace in Sacramento County and Placer County.  The government aims to protect employees from the possible mistreatment from employers which is why there are laws in place to regulate various standards of benefits and insurance for employees. If you have experienced unfair behavior do not hesitate to call a Sacramento Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyer from our firm to defend you and your pregnancy rights in the workplace.

California laws are very protective of pregnant women and their rights, above and beyond federal laws. This means pregnant women who experience employment law violations are more likely to receive greater compensation and damages in a complaint litigated in California. Although these laws have been in place for many years, our attorneys still have to stand up for hundreds of women who were discriminated against either intentionally or unintentionally before, during, and often after their pregnancies.

Pregnancy discrimination can be based on actual pregnancy, childbirth or medical conditions related to the pregnancy. It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee for any of these pregnancy-related reasons.

Examples of pregnancy discrimination include employers taking the following actions against a pregnant employee:
• Firing
• Refusing to hire
• Asking a female applicant whether she intends to become pregnant
• Demoting
• Changing job assignments without a valid reason
• Failing to return to work following a pregnancy leave.
• Forcing a mother to take pregnancy leave earlier than desired.

Pregnant employees may suffer from medical conditions during pregnancy and after childbirth. It is illegal for employers to discriminate against these employees. Examples of medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth include:
• Back pain
• Pre-eclampsia
• Gestational diabetes
• Conditions that require bed rest
• Lactation issues

Pregnant Employees are entitled to the same job upon return. Guarantee of Reinstatement. An employee who exercises her right to take pregnancy disability leave is guaranteed a right to return to the same position, or, to a comparable position, and the employer shall provide the guarantee in writing upon request of the employee. It is an unlawful employment practice for any employer, after granting a requested pregnancy disability leave or transfer, to refuse to honor its guarantee of reinstatement unless the refusal is justified by a valid defense.

Pregnant Employees can take up to four month leave of absence due to the pregnancy. Four-Month Leave Requirement for all Employers. All employers must provide a leave of up to four months, as needed, for the period(s) of time an employee is actually disabled because of pregnancy, even if an employer has a policy or practice that provides less than four months of leave for other similarly situated, temporarily disabled employees. Pregnancy disability leave does not need to be taken in one continuous period of time.

Denial of Leave is an Unlawful Employment Practice. It is an unlawful employment practice for an employer to refuse to grant pregnancy disability leave to an employee disabled by pregnancy.

Unlawful employment practices occur frequently and people suffer from this misconduct every day. Our Pregnancy Discrimination Attorneys are here to help protect employees from the unfair behavior at work.

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In order to make our services available to everyone, we handle your case on a Contingency Fee Basis. This means that we are only paid when we recover money for you. Through this arrangement you can obtain legal assistance even if you are unable to pay attorney’s fees. Our law firm advances expenses to pay for expert witnesses, court costs and other necessary fees. These expenses are reimbursed to the firm when we win a favorable verdict or settle your case.

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