California Pregnancy Discrimination Law
In some California companies, discrimination against pregnant employees begins as soon as the employee notifies her employer that she is pregnant. In the months that follow, the pregnant employees may be denied advancement, transferred to positions with less responsibility, denied pregnancy leave, or be forced to violate pregnancy-related medical restrictions or tormented over them. If you are the victim of unfair employer actions due to your pregnancy, you may be entitled to compensation.
Karl Gerber, founder and lead trial attorney of the Employment Lawyers Group has arbitrated and tried more pregnancy cases in the last six years than any other type of employment case. Women are being treated unfairly and terminated at work due to pregnancy and it is not right! Our attorneys have extensive experience helping pregnant women and new mothers who have experienced discrimination at work. Contact us to discuss your case. In Southern California, we have offices in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, Orange County, Oxnard, Bakersfield, and Ontario. We handle cases in all parts of California.
Protections for Pregnant Workers
Pregnant employees enjoy broad protection under California and federal laws. For example, it is illegal for your employer to fire you, demote you, transfer you, give you a false poor work performance evaluation or reduce your hours because you are pregnant.
Under California law, some mothers can take up to four months of leave under the Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL) to deal with pregnancy-related medical conditions. Following the birth of your child, you may be entitled to take an additional 12 weeks of leave to bond with your child under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), for a total of seven months of leave.
If you have medical restriction while you are pregnant (for example, if your doctor says you cannot lift more than 10 pounds), your employer is required to honor those restrictions. If your employer fails to accommodate your medical restrictions, denies your right to take leave or retaliates against you for taking leave, you may be able to sue your employer for lost wages, emotional distress and other damages.
To speak to our Rialto pregnancy discrimination attorneys, call 877-525-0700 toll free. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis with no upfront costs. Se habla Espa�ol.
Dealing with a severe illness is stressful, especially when your employer is making your life even more difficult by discriminating against you at work. If you are the victim of unfair employer actions due to your medical condition, you may be entitled to compensation.
Our attorneys have extensive experience helping employees who have experienced discrimination due to cancer, AIDS, diabetes and other serious medical conditions. Contact us to discuss your case. Protections for Workers With Serious Medical Conditions
In California, disabled employees enjoy broad protections under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and possibly the California Family Rights Act (CFRA).
If you qualify, under the CFRA and the FMLA, you can take up to 12 weeks of leave in a 12-month period to deal with health issues. You may be able to take additional leave if you are disabled. Since your company's human resources department may not be aware of the law, it's best to consult an experienced employment law attorney to determine your rights. Determining which leave law applies is a question for an attorney.
If you have medical restrictions due to your medical condition, your employer is required to honor those restrictions. If your condition qualifies as a disability under the Department of Fair Employment and Housing or the Family and Medical Leave Act, your employer is required to make reasonable accommodations that would allow you to perform your essential job functions.
Employers cannot take adverse actions against you based on your medical condition such as:
To speak to an Upland medical discrimination attorney, call 877-525-0700 toll free. Only an attorney experienced in this area can properly advise you which laws apply. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis with no upfront costs. Se habla espa�ol.
Disability Attorney in Hesperia
As our population gets older, an increasing number of us suffer from health conditions that affect our ability to do our jobs. According to some estimates, as many as 20 percent of the population may be considered disabled under laws such as the Americans With Disabilities Act and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). If your employer has discriminated against you because of your disability, you may be entitled to compensation.
What Is a Disability?
Most employers understand that you are disabled if you are in a wheelchair or have another visible impairment. However, many more health conditions may be considered disabilities, including depression, a heart condition, cancer, diabetes, thyroid conditions, back problems, anatomical modifications to your body, heart conditions, diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease, fibromyalgia, respiratory conditions, kidney dysfunction, glaucoma, visual impairment, circulatory disorders, and mental conditions such as depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disease. Disabilities also include disfigurement, or being perceived as disabled even if you are not. Under the FEHA, any health condition that makes it difficult to perform a major life activity may be considered a disability.
Protections for Disabled Workers
If your employer discriminates against you based on your disability, you may be entitled to compensation for damages such as lost wages and emotional distress. Examples of discrimination include:
If you have medical restrictions due to your disability, your employer is required to honor those restrictions. Your employer is also required to make reasonable accommodations that would allow you to perform your essential job functions.
Victorville Failure-to-Accommodate Attorney
If you are disabled in California, your employer is required to make reasonable accommodations to help you perform your job. If your employer refuses to do so, it may be subject to a legal action under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and California's Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).
Our attorneys have extensive experience helping employees assert their rights under ADA and FEHA. Contact us to discuss your case.
What Is a Reasonable Accommodation?
A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to your work environment or your job that will enable you to perform your essential job functions.
Finding a reasonable accommodation is an interactive process between you and your employer. Examples of reasonable accommodations may include a ramp, more frequent breaks, different working hours, modifications to your workstation and the ability to work from home. A reasonable accommodation may also involve a change to your job duties � for example, not requiring you to lift objects heavier than 10 pounds due to a medical restriction.
If your employer is not participating in the interactive process in good faith or refuses to make reasonable accommodations for your disability, contact our lawyers so we can assist you.
Failure to accommodate includes:
To address your issues with a Montclair failure-to-accommodate attorney, call 877-525-0700 toll free. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis with no upfront costs. Se habla espa�ol. We are your San Bernardino Employment Lawyers serving: Apple Valley, Chino, Chino Hills, Fontana, Hesperia, Highland, Montclair, Ontario, Ranchco Cucamonga, Redlands, Rialto, San Bernardino, Upland, and Victorville.