California Maternity Leave Attorneys
Most employers know that you can't fire a worker because she is pregnant. However, pregnancy distribution is still one of the most common forms of employment discrimination.
I'm San Francisco employment law attorney Stephen M. Murphy. Sadly, one of the most joyous events in a person's life — pregnancy and caring for a baby — can bring out the most selfish qualities in an employer. I represent women who have been denied maternity leave, employment, a promotion, a reasonable accommodation or other job benefits because they are pregnant.
What Is Pregnancy Discrimination?
Pregnancy discrimination can take many forms. It may be failure to hire or promote someone after the employer finds out the woman is pregnant or planning to become pregnant. It may be failure to provide leave under the Pregnancy Disability Act or the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) during pregnancy or after a woman gives birth.
Pregnancy may be viewed as a disability under California law and employers may be required to provide an extended leave of absence — up to seven months in certain cases — or accommodations such as coming in an hour later or being allowed more frequent bathroom breaks.
What Should I Do if I Experience Disability Discrimination at Work?
If an employer takes an adverse action against you based on your pregnancy, you may be entitled to compensation. Our lawyers offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and explain your options.
Compensation for victims of pregnancy discrimination: Our attorneys obtained a confidential settlement for a woman who was denied employment by a major California high tech firm after disclosing her pregnancy during the job interview.
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For more information about pregnancy discrimination or to consult San Francisco pregnancy discrimination attorney Stephen M. Murphy, call 415-986-1338 or fill out the contact form on this website.