Pregnancy Discrimination

Experienced Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyers in Southern California

Balancing work and family can be difficult enough for any new mom, but it certainly doesn’t help when your employer is discriminating against you based on your pregnancy. Discrimination at work based on pregnancy not only creates financial harm but is also illegal. At Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison Law Firm, we understand that pregnancy should never be a basis for workplace discrimination. Our dedicated pregnancy discrimination lawyers in Southern California are committed to protecting the rights of expectant mothers by providing the legal support and guidance you need to address pregnancy discrimination effectively.

Facing pregnancy discrimination at work? Contact our workplace discrimination lawyers in Southern California today to learn more about your options!

What is Pregnancy Discrimination?

Pregnancy discrimination occurs when an employer treats an employee or job applicant unfavorably because of their pregnancy or pregnancy related medical conditions. If an employer has five or more employees, California law prohibits job actions and hiring decisions based on an employee’s pregnancy.

Unfortunately, pregnancy discrimination still occurs and can manifest in various ways, such as:

  • Refusal to hire or promote pregnant employees.
  • Wrongful termination due to pregnancy.
  • Denial of reasonable accommodations for pregnancy-related needs.
  • Harassment or hostile work environment based on pregnancy.
  • Unequal treatment compared to non-pregnant employees.

Pregnancy discrimination is illegal under federal and state laws to ensure expectant mothers are protected from workplace bias. If you have questions about a possible pregnancy discrimination issue, call Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison.

What Are Your Rights as a Pregnant Employee?

As a pregnant employee, you have a variety of state and federal protections. Under state and federal laws, it is illegal for an employer to:

  • Ask questions about your pregnancy or intent to become pregnant during a job interview.
  • Discriminate against you in hiring, firing, promotions, training, scheduling, etc. due to pregnancy.
  • Force you to accept reduced hours or responsibilities due to pregnancy.
  • Refuse to make reasonable accommodations such as longer rest breaks or a temporary modification of job duties.
  • Deny you any maternity leave or pregnancy disability leave you may be entitled to.
  • Retaliate against you for requesting or taking leave.

Regardless of the law, some employers still engage in pregnancy discrimination after they find out an employee or applicant is pregnant. If you have been discriminated against at work due to your pregnancy, act now and call a skilled pregnancy discrimination lawyer.

What Can I Achieve by Filing a Pregnancy Discrimination Case?

If you’ve experienced pregnancy discrimination, you may be eligible for various forms of compensation, including:

  • Lost wages due to discrimination.
  • Compensation for future income losses resulting from the discrimination.
  • Damages for emotional pain, suffering, and anxiety.
  • Punitive damages that punish employers for particularly egregious discrimination cases.
  • Attorney’s fees and legal costs associated with your case.

However, that is not the only reason you may want to file a claim. In addition to obtaining compensation, you can also reclaim your job or hours through a formal complaint. A formal complaint may also allow you to receive a well-deserved promotion that you were passed over for due to your pregnancy.

There are many reasons for filing a pregnancy discrimination case. At Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison, our dedicated pregnancy discrimination lawyers in Southern California will help you build a case and get the justice and compensation you deserve.

How Can You Prove Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace?

Proving pregnancy discrimination can be challenging. It involves gathering either direct or indirect evidence to build a strong case. Key steps include:

  • Documenting incidents of discrimination or harassment.
  • Submitting detailed complaints to HR including facts and witnesses.
  • Collecting witness statements.
  • Keeping records of relevant conversations or emails.
  • Demonstrating a connection between your pregnancy and adverse employment actions.
  • Showing that your employer failed to provide reasonable accommodations.

Having a well-documented case is vital when seeking justice for pregnancy discrimination. At Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison, our experienced pregnancy discrimination attorneys in Southern California can help you gather evidence and build a compelling case.

Why You Need a Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyer to Secure Justice

Navigating the complexities of pregnancy discrimination cases is not something you want to do alone. It can be difficult to build a case without the experience of a workplace discrimination lawyer.

At Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison, we are highly regarded pregnancy discrimination lawyers in Southern California for several reasons:

  • Our team has secured hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.
  • We understand that each pregnancy discrimination case is unique and tailor our legal strategies accordingly.
  • We have vast experience negotiating with and litigating pregnancy discrimination cases of all types.
  • We have the #1 Jury Verdict in the United States for 2022.
  • We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you won’t pay us unless we secure compensation for you.
  • We offer risk-free, no-obligation consultations, so you have nothing to lose by contacting us.

Our pregnancy discrimination attorneys are familiar with all aspects of employment law affecting pregnancy and committed to helping you secure a favorable outcome.

Contact our Skilled Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyers in Southern California for a Free Consultation

If you’ve faced pregnancy discrimination in your workplace, don’t hesitate to reach out because time is of the essence. You only have one year from the date you were discriminated against to file a claim. That is why you should contact Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison today (800) 435-7542 for a free initial consultation. Our dedicated pregnancy discrimination lawyers are here to support you, protect your rights, and help you pursue the compensation you rightfully deserve.