Empowering Pregnant Workers — Know Your Rights
A pregnancy is often a time of great excitement and celebration in the workplace. However, for some, it is a stressful period in which they find themselves at odds with their employers. Some suddenly find themselves excluded from office functions or opportunities for advancement. At a time when the focus should be on the well-being of the mother and unborn child, many find their attention dwelling on battling discrimination at work.
At the Law Office of Twila S. White, we want to help keep your focus on your family. Allow us to leverage our lawyer’s 19 years of experience in employment law to protect your rights as a pregnant worker.
Your Rights Under FMLA/CFRA
After the birth of your child, you are entitled to time off under several medical leave acts. The Federal and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) both provide time off for new mothers to care for and bond with their newborns. During this leave period, your employer may also be required to keep your position open to ensure you have a job to return to.
Recognizing Pregnancy Discrimination
If any of the following scenarios apply to you, please contact our office to set up a no-fee telephone consultation to discuss your rights.
- Your supervisor’s behavior toward you noticeably shifted in conjunction with your pregnancy.
- You were intentionally removed from consideration for advancement opportunities based on your pregnancy.
- After giving birth and returning to work, your employer denied you reasonable accommodations to breast-feed or pump.
- You returned to work only to find yourself demoted or given fewer responsibilities in your position.
Document Instances Of Discrimination
Much like racially motivated workplace bias, pregnancy discrimination may occur over a long period of time and can often be difficult to prove. Documenting each instance of discrimination you experience is a great first step to building your case. Let our team give you the necessary support and information to help you through this difficult time.
Protect Your Family’s Future
The Law Office of Twila S. White provides the compassion and advice you and your family need. Do not wait until the stress of discrimination takes its toll on you and your baby. We are here to provide experienced counsel to assist victims of discrimination in Los Angeles and throughout California. Our team can provide peace of mind through our free 30-minute telephone consultation. Call us today at 800-521-4569. You may also email us for additional information.