During pregnancy, the focus should be on the mother and her baby and doing what is right for their health. The last thing a mother-to-be should have to worry about is whether she will lose her job for simply taking the time she needs to take care of herself and her baby.Our attorneys and staff at the law office of Jay S. Rothman & Associates have more than 50 years of combined experience aggressively fighting to protect the rights of women who have experienced discrimination in the workplace due to their pregnancy or request for pregnancy leave.Contact our California pregnancy discrimination lawyer today to discuss your options. Women who are discriminated against for becoming pregnant or requesting pregnancy leave may be entitled to damages for lost wages, emotional distress and more.
Know Your Rights Regarding Maternity Leave
Women are entitled to up to four months of leave under the California Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL) if they are disabled by their pregnancy or a related condition such as a high-risk pregnancy that requires light-duty and bed rest. This law applies even if the employer’s policies do not offer the same treatment to employees with short-term disabilities.
After giving birth, women may take up to 12 weeks of additional leave under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), subject to some conditions, including how long the employee has been with the employer.
Harassment, demotion or termination of employment upon request for maternity leave or giving birth is discrimination. Discrimination against women, pregnant or otherwise, is prohibited under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.
Let Us Review The Facts Of Your Case
Contact the Los Angeles County maternity leave attorneys at Jay S. Rothman & Associates today to discuss your unique situation and goals. Call 818-986-7870 or use our online contact form to schedule a meeting. Flexible appointment times are available. We offer a free initial consultation to consider any potential claim you may have.