Have You Suffered Discrimination Based On Your Pregnancy?
Pregnancy and the expectation of a new child is a wonderful time for most parents. When your employer retaliates, harasses, or discriminates against you because of your pregnancy, your stress likely increases and you are placed in fear when instead you should be celebrating the growth of your family.
The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (called “FEHA”) provides significant protection for pregnant workers, prohibiting discrimination and harassment on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition. FEHA applies to employers with five or more employees, bringing within its purview most California businesses.
Additional Laws That Protect Your Pregnancy
In addition, numerous laws protect the ability of a parent to take leave as related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition. These laws include California’s Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL), the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), and the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Understanding each of these laws, and their interplay, is essential to full protection of your legal rights.
If you believe you are a victim of discrimination related to your pregnancy, Light Law Group can help. We will sit down with you, examine the facts of your situation, and inform you of the possible next steps we can take to enforce your rights under these laws.
California’s New Parent Leave Act
Did you know that beginning Jan. 1, 2018, California’s New Parent Leave Act entitles eligible employees who work for an employer with 20 or more employees with up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave to bond with a new child within one year of the child’s birth, adoption or foster care placement? If the employee and employer meet all required criteria, you may be entitled to job-protected leave previously only reserved for larger employers.
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