Los Angeles Pregnancy Discrimination Attorney

It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against a woman based on pregnancy including interviewing, hiring, discharging and promoting.  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 based on any of these factors, or to ask if a female employee is or intends to become pregnant.

An employer must make reasonable accommodations for a pregnant employee. For example, if the employee is working a job that causes bodily strain or stress, she can request to be moved to another position. The failure to accommodate a pregnancy is an act of discrimination.

After childbirth, an employer must grant the employee medical leave for a reasonable amount of time. Under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and the U.S. Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), a woman has up to 12 weeks of leave following childbirth. Additionally, a California employee can get up to four months of leave if she is disabled by her pregnancy or a pregnancy-related medical condition. This is required under the California Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL).

If you have experienced pregnancy-related discrimination in the workplace, email the Law Offices of G. Samuel Cleaver or call 323-648-6676 to arrange for a free consultation. 

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