Tenacious Legal Advocacy To Fight Discrimination Against Pregnant Workers
Pregnancy and the birth of a child should be a time of joy and celebration in a work center. Unfortunately, pregnant workers often find themselves at odds with employers over a variety of issues. Instead of focusing on the health and welfare of the unborn child, many pregnant workers instead focus on obtaining adequate time away from work for medical appointments, medical testing, giving birth and subsequent recovery. Some pregnant workers even find themselves passed over for promotions or excluded from opportunities for advancement.
Pregnant Workers’ Rights Under The Federal Medical Leave Act
The Federal Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides entitlements for time away from work for a variety of medical conditions. Pregnant workers, and in some cases spouses, in businesses with over 50 employees are entitled to a minimum of 12 weeks of unpaid leave under the FMLA. This timeframe is often used for mothers to recover, for fathers to take paternity leave and for both parents to bond with the newborn child. After this period, the FMLA dictates that employees return to previously held positions or a similar job with the same benefits, working environment and salary.
Passionate Legal Counsel For Victims Of Pregnancy Discrimination In The Workplace
If your employer fails to honor their obligations under the FMLA, or if you experience any of the scenarios below, please contact our lawyers immediately for tenacious legal counsel to protect your rights:
- An employer denies your reasonable requests to breast feed or pump at work.
- You are demoted upon your return to the job.
- An employer mistreats or disparages you due to your status as a pregnant worker.
- You are passed over for an available promotion opportunity based on your pregnancy.
Start A Conversation With A Los Angeles Pregnancy Discrimination Attorney Today
If you believe you are a victim of pregnancy discrimination at work, please reach out to Barrera & Associates in El Segundo, California. We leverage extensive employment law litigation experience to protect workers’ rights. We provide the legal representation and peace of mind clients need when facing this form of discrimination. Please contact our firm right away to set up a date for a consultation. Reach us by calling 424-352-0716 or fill out a contact form to learn more about our services. Founding attorney Pat Barrera is fluent in Spanish — se habla español.