The Los Angeles employment law attorney at the Leichter Law Firm, APC, Aryeh Leichter, represents clients throughout California who are experiencing discrimination in the workplace — including pregnancy discrimination.

Pregnancy discrimination is addressed explicitly under state and federal laws, such as the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) in California. These laws prohibit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions and require employers to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant employees.

If you suspect pregnancy discrimination at work in California, it is crucial to take appropriate steps to protect your rights and address the situation.

Pregnancy Discrimination at Work

What Steps Should I Take If I Am Experiencing Pregnancy Discrimination at Work in California?

Pregnancy discrimination can intersect with other forms of discrimination, such as gender or disability discrimination. Pregnant individuals may face discrimination based on stereotypes about their gender roles or abilities in the workplace, as well as discrimination related to any disabilities or medical conditions associated with pregnancy.

If you’re experiencing pregnancy discrimination in the workplace in California, it’s essential to protect your rights and take appropriate action. By taking specific steps, you can pursue appropriate legal remedies for your workplace circumstances.

They include:

  • Review Company Policies

It’s crucial to familiarize yourself with your employer’s policies and procedures regarding discrimination, harassment, and accommodations for pregnancy-related conditions. This knowledge will empower you with a clear understanding of your rights and responsibilities.

Understand your rights under California and federal laws, including the protections provided by:

Remember that you have legal protections under state and federal laws, and you are entitled to a workplace free from discrimination based on pregnancy or related medical conditions.

  • Request Reasonable Accommodations

If you are experiencing pregnancy-related complications or medical conditions that require accommodations, such as modified work duties or schedule adjustments, you have the right to request reasonable accommodations from your employer. Make your requests in writing and provide any necessary medical documentation supporting your need for accommodations.

  • Document Incidents

Keep detailed records of incidents or behaviors you believe may constitute pregnancy discrimination. This includes documenting the incidents’ dates, times, descriptions, and any witnesses present. Save any relevant emails, memos, or other documentation related to the discrimination.

  • Speak with Human Resources

If you feel comfortable, consider discussing your concerns with your company’s human resources department. They can provide guidance on your rights and options for addressing the situation. Be prepared to provide documentation and evidence to support your claims, and be sure to document their response to your statements.

  • Consult with an Attorney

If you believe you are being subjected to pregnancy discrimination and are unsure how to proceed, consider consulting with an employment law attorney who specializes in pregnancy discrimination cases.

Protecting your rights and taking action to address pregnancy discrimination is essential. Retaliation for asserting your rights is illegal, so be vigilant and assertive in addressing any adverse actions taken against you due to your complaints or requests for accommodations.

Contact Our Pregnancy Discrimination Attorney for Help Today

Contact Aryeh Leichter, the Leichter Law Firm, APC founder, and pregnancy discrimination attorney in Los Angeles County, today to discuss the legal remedies that may be available for their unique workplace circumstances, starting with a free consultation by calling (818)-915-6624 or contacting the firm online.

free consultation

Fields marked with an * are required