Rancaño & Rancaño
Modesto Pregnancy Discimination Attorneys
It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against or harass an employee because of her pregnancy.
Generally, employers must provide up to four months pregnancy disability leave to employees disabled by pregnancy. A woman is eligible for pregnancy disability leave regardless of the length of time she has worked for the employer.
The law protects part-time employees as well as full-time employees.
An employee is eligible for pregnancy leave only when actually disabled by her pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition.
When Do Employers Have To Provide Pregnancy Leave?
The employer must provide pregnancy leave needed for:
- Prenatal Care
- Severe Morning Sickness
- Doctor-ordered Bed Rest
- Recovery From Childbirth
- As well as any other related medical conditions.
An employee does not have to take pregnancy disability leave all at once. She can take leave before or after birth or at any time she is physically unable to work because of the pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, up to four months total.
Other Types Of Pregnancy Leave Extensions
In addition to a pregnancy disability leave, a woman may also take a leave under the California Family Rights Act if she meets the eligibility requirements for a CFRA leave.
A woman eligible for CFRA leave could take up to four months of pregnancy disability leave for her pregnancy disability, and then take up to 12 weeks of CFRA leave to bond with the baby, or for another CFRA qualifying event such as to bond with an adopted child, or to care for a parent, spouse or child with a serious health condition.
The Gift Of Human Life Is Not An Excuse To Terminate Employees
Child birth should be a happy and joyful experience. Unfortunately many women suffer pregnancy discrimination as soon as they announce their pregnancy to their employer. Pregnancy discrimination is not limited to a denial of pregnancy disability leave.
Examples of pregnancy discrimination include:
- Refusing to hire a pregnant applicant.
- Firing or demoting a pregnant employee.
- Denying the same or a similar job to a pregnant employee when she returns from a pregnancy-related leave.
- Treating a pregnant employee differently than other temporarily disabled employees.
You Must Act Now
If you or a loved experience pregnancy discrimination, it is important to talk to an attorney right away. Only an experienced lawyer, familiar with the law and its application to the facts can give you the most helpful advice. At Rancaño & Rancaño we have that knowledge gained from over 30 years experience representing victims of discrimination.
YOU MUST ACT IMMEDIATELY
People who seek representations early on in their claim have the best outcomes. Call us for a free consultation immediately if you are a victim of pregnancy discrimination in Modesto.
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We will fight to ensure that you receive full and just compensation for your losses. And we will go to trial to take on major corporations and insurance companies if necessary. Let us take care of every detail of your claim, so you can concentrate on the most important part – your recovery.