Having a child is something that many people look forward to in life. Pregnancy is a long process when it comes to one’s employment. Working while pregnant may impact an individual’s ability to perform her job as she otherwise would without being pregnant. Workplace discrimination is inevitably going to occur with such a large population in California. Discrimination based on pregnancy is not as uncommon as some people believe. Whether a woman loses out on getting a job due to pregnancy, is terminated because she is pregnant, loses out on a promotion due to pregnancy, or is otherwise mistreated or discriminated against in the workplace based on pregnancy, she is entitled to retribution as allowed under California Law.Nassiri Law Group – Helping Victims of Workplace Discrimination
At Nassiri Law Group, our Orange County Employment Law Attorneys have a thorough understanding of California’s employment laws governed by the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). This act prohibits workplace discrimination based on pregnancy. Additionally, some employer’s may make decisions or take certain actions that are not intended to be discriminatory, but do in fact result in a form of discrimination based on pregnancy. For example, if an employer is overly accommodating for a pregnant employee and inferring that she is no longer capable of doing her job solely on her own, this employer may inadvertently be discriminating against the pregnant employee.
Having a good work/life balance is always a goal that should not be compromised simply due to pregnancy. Any pregnant employee who is discriminated against in the workplace has the ability to hold the employer accountable for violating California law. However, in order to increase the chances that you will be successful in your pursuit to lawfully receive what you are entitled to, you will need the guidance of a truly experienced Employment Law Attorney who has already handled numerous pregnancy discrimination cases.Harassment Based on Pregnancy
While there are situations where an employer commits acts of pregnancy discrimination whether intentional or not, there are also situations where other employees or co-workers have harassed a female employee because of her pregnancy. For example, if a pregnant woman is a single mother, and relatively young, a co-worker or employer may verbally harass the woman by making comments that place her in a negative light. No two pregnancy discrimination cases are ever identical, so it is important to speak with a legal professional about your situation to make sure you understand your options.Contact the Orange County Employment Law Attorneys of Nassiri Law Group Today
Life should be a blessing, not a burden. When you welcome a new baby into the world, you should not be worried about whether or not you will lose your job, or whether or not you will be mistreated due to pregnancy. All too often, pregnant women are discriminated against for no reason at all. Such mistreatment should not be allowed, and any employer who allows pregnancy discrimination in the workplace must face the consequences. The highly experienced Orange County Employment Law Attorneys of the Nassiri Law Group have a passion for protecting their clients’ rights and interests to the fullest extent possible allowable by law. If you or a loved one has been discriminated against in the workplace, it is essential that you speak with an attorney right away. The Nassiri Law Group continues to help Orange County residents fight employers who simply cannot follow the rules. To schedule your free consultation to discuss your situation with one of our Orange County Employment Attorneys, contact Nassiri Law Group today by calling 949.375.4734.