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Pregnancy Discrimination Archives

What you need to know about pregnancy discrimination

You have the right to work without fear of discrimination or harassment, but unfortunately, employers do not always respect this right. You may find that you are a victim of discrimination for a variety of reasons, including your pregnancy. While having a baby should be a time of excitement, it could also negatively impact your career. If this happened to you, you do not have to suffer in silence.

What is California's pregnancy disability leave law?

Pregnancy can be a wonderful and exciting chapter in your life, but it can also bring many new worries, especially if you are experiencing a difficult pregnancy. If you are a pregnant employee in California, you have certain rights and protections under California law, including the right to reasonable accommodations stemming from your pregnancy or childbirth.

Do I have employment rights during pregnancy? Can I get paid if on leave?

woman doctor.jpgIf you are a hospital employee and are pregnant or might become pregnant, this blog post is for you. Pregnancy could affect all stages of your employment, from hiring and firing to job assignments to post-birth time with your child. It is critical to know what your options are and how the law can protect you.

Albertson's Faces Pregnancy Discrimination Suit For Failure To Accommodate

A general merchandise manager for Albertson's has filed a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against the grocery chain for failing to accommodate her need for light duty during her high-risk pregnancy. According the lawsuit, the 30-year-old woman requested accommodations in writing three times, only to be ignored by her superiors.

Sitting Down On The Job? Pregnant Workers Still Being Fired For It

Pregnant workers who request temporary accommodations are still being put on unpaid leave or fired prior to childbirth, according to a report recently released from the National Women's Law Center and A Better Balance. The requests for accommodation that are triggering employers to wrongfully terminate pregnant workers are somewhat shocking in how simply the requests could be met without firing the employee, such as additional bathroom breaks, the ability to drink water throughout a shift or simply to sit rather than stand while working.

Don't Think Pregnancy Discrimination Is A Problem? Think Again.

All women in the workplace are at risk of discrimination because of a pregnancy. But, the practice may be most common among supervisors of those most vulnerable to lost wages, a diminished paycheck or a lost job: women in low-wage positions.

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Reintroduced In House And Senate

Despite California and federal protections for pregnant workers, complaints nationwide of pregnancy discrimination in the workplace have increased by 35 percent over the last 10 years. In the last year alone, 3,745 pregnancy discrimination complaints were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Employers Should Consider Light Duty Options For Pregnant Workers

The goal of a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit is always at least twofold: 1- To protect the expectant mother's job and right to be free from pregnancy-related discrimination and 2- To protect other female employees from going through the same mess with an employer just because of a pregnancy.

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