Compassionate Guidance for Employees in the Bay Area
Bringing a child into the world is a rewarding, and perhaps one of the most joyous, experiences in your life. Unfortunately, there are employers who do not see it that way. They see it as a void in staff, a desk they need to temporarily fill, an employee who will undoubtedly return from parental leave less dedicated than before. When an employer acts on these assumptions and impressions, the employee may have a claim for pregnancy discrimination.
At Adams | Nye | Becht LLP, we have years of experience and proven results standing up for employees who are discriminated against during pregnancy or shortly following their maternity leave or parental leave. For experienced advocacy, call 415-982-8955 or contact our employment law firm online.
Protecting Your Employee Rights During and After Pregnancy
State and federal laws protect pregnant women from being discriminated against on the basis of their pregnancy and related conditions. Our San Francisco pregnancy discrimination lawyers represent clients throughout the Bay Area in claims involving:
- Employers who base hiring decisions on the fact that a woman is pregnant, rather than on her merits or qualifications
- Employers who treat pregnant women unfairly while they are pregnant
- Employers who wrongfully deny time off for women to tend to pregnancy-related medical appointments or conditions
- Women who return to work following maternity leave and are subjected to an adverse employment action (termination, demotion, reduction in hours), absent any performance issue
In addition to state and federal protections afforded to pregnant women by the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the California Family Rights Act, female employees are entitled to take up to four months of leave for pregnancy or child-bearing disabilities under Government Code Section 12945(a). Also, employers are required to provide an appropriate location for lactation when a mother returns to work. Failure to comply with these state and federal laws may also be a basis for a claim against your employer.
Our pregnancy discrimination lawyers can help you understand how these laws may apply in your situation and advocate for your interests in a claim against your employer or former employer. We also represent employees in claims involving gender-based harassment and discrimination.
Contact a Bay Area Wrongful Termination Lawyer Today
If you are seeking experienced counsel in a pregnancy discrimination claim or if you would like more information about our services, contact our office today for a free consultation. You can reach our dedicated discrimination attorneys by calling us at 415-982-8955 or by contacting our San Francisco law firm online.