If you believe you are being treated unfairly or facing discrimination because of your pregnancy or related condition, contact Los Angeles discrimination attorney Zachary J. Sempers at 888-762-0297.
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What is pregnancy discrimination?
In the workplace, pregnancy discrimination occurs when a pregnant candidate for employment or employee is treated less favorably because they are pregnant or because of pregnancy-related conditions such as breastfeeding. As with other types of discrimination, pregnancy discrimination is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), and other state and federal laws and executive orders.
Pregnancy discrimination examples
Pregnancy discrimination in the workplace takes many forms. Some of the most common examples of discrimination on the basis of an employee’s pregnancy include:
- Refusing to hire an employee because she is pregnant;
- Refusing to hire an employee because she is likely to get pregnant;
- Firing, demoting, or refusing to promote an employee because of her pregnancy or related medical conditions;
- Refusing to provide reasonable accommodations for a pregnant employee;
- Denying a pregnant employee time off for childbirth; and
- Discriminating against a pregnant employee because of breastfeeding or conditions related to breastfeeding.
There are many other examples of pregnancy discrimination. If you are experiencing discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, you need to contact an employment attorney to fight for your rights.