Best Pregnancy Discrimination lawyer in California
Have you faced pregnancy discrimination at work?
The experienced team of lawyers at Stalwart Law can help you to win compensation.
Pregnancy discrimination can occur when an employer treats an employee or job applicant less favorably because of their condition. This could include, for example, a company that refuses to hire women who are pregnant or dismisses a woman unfairly during her pregnancy.
What is the pregnancy discrimination law in California?
In California, the primary law addressing pregnancy discrimination is the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). FEHA prohibits discrimination against employees and job applicants based on pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. The law aims to ensure that pregnant individuals are treated fairly and not subjected to adverse employment actions due to their pregnancy.
Under the California Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant employees to ensure they can perform their job duties, unless it would cause an undue hardship on the employer. Reasonable accommodations may include adjustments to work schedules, modified tasks, or providing time off for prenatal appointments.
The FEHA also protects individuals from harassment based on pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Harassment can include offensive comments, derogatory remarks, or creating a hostile work environment due to an individual’s pregnancy status.
How to file a claim for pregnancy discrimination in the workplace in California
If you believe you have been a victim of pregnancy discrimination in the workplace in California, you can take the following steps towards making a claim:
Document the Discrimination: Record any instances of gender discrimination, including times, dates, places, people involved, and what was said or done. This evidence will be crucial to support your claim.
Consult with an Attorney: The lawyers at Stalwart Law have experience in pregnancy discrimination cases and can help you understand your rights and guide you through the process.
File a Complaint with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH): Before you can file a lawsuit in court, you generally need to file a complaint with the DFEH, which is responsible for enforcing California’s laws against workplace pregnancy discrimination. You can file a complaint online through the DFEH’s website. When filing a complaint, you should provide as much detail as possible about the discriminatory practices you have experienced. The experienced legal team at Stalwart Law can help you with this process.
If the DFEH finds evidence of discrimination, it can file a lawsuit against your employer on your behalf. If it decides not to file a lawsuit, it will issue you a right-to-sue notice, which allows you to file a lawsuit on your own.
How to prove pregnancy discrimination in the workplace in California
Proving pregnancy discrimination can be challenging, but there are certain steps and strategies that can be used. The experienced team of pregnancy discrimination lawyers at Stalwart Law can help you to create a compelling case against your employer.
It’s also important to remember that the burden of proof falls on the employee to show that pregnancy was the primary reason for the discriminatory act. The employer may try to show that there was another, legitimate reason for the action. Proving pregnancy discrimination often involves showing that the employer’s stated reason is just an excuse for discrimination
How we can help
The experienced pregnancy discrimination lawyers at Stalwart Law can help you to determine if you have a case against your employer or former employer. If you have a case, we can help you prepare the necessary documents to win the compensation you deserve.
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