Fighting Back Against Pregnancy Discrimination
Starting a family is an exciting time. If you are expecting a child, most of your attention is devoted to taking the steps necessary to ensure that your child arrives as healthy as possible. However, your employer may not have the same reaction as you after learning of the soon-to-arrive addition to your family.
Many women in the workplace have suffered from some type of discrimination after becoming pregnant. Knowing what sort of behaviors can give rise to a cause of action can be difficult, and you need to speak to our experienced lawyers to learn if you have a case.
At Winton Strauss Law Group, P.C., we help professionals throughout the San Francisco Bay area, Novato, San Rafael, Sacramento and Lake Tahoe in a wide range of occupations who have been victims of pregnancy discrimination. With six decades of combined experience, our legal team will help you protect your rights against an employer that seeks to harm your career as a result of your starting a family.
How To Recognize Pregnancy Discrimination
In some cases, you may not even realize that your employer is discriminating against you. The actions may be minor at first, but then increase as your pregnancy gets further along.
Examples of pregnancy discrimination include:
- Assigning you to a different job, resulting in less pay or fewer hours
- Preventing you from advancing your career
- Giving you negative performance reviews because of your pregnancy
- Denying leave
- Failing to allow you to return to your former position after leave
We know how important your career and your family are to you, and you should not be forced to pick between the two. California and federal laws both have protections in place to prevent discrimination, and we are here to help you protect your rights.
Free Consultations Available
If you have suffered an adverse employment action due to your pregnancy, we invite you to reach out to our attorneys at 415-985-2111 or send us an email to schedule your free consultation to discuss your options.