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Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyer in Newport Beach, CA

There may come a time when you need help from a pregnancy discrimination attorney in Newport Beach, CA. If your employer has treated your unfavorably due to your pregnancy status or after giving birth, then turn to the Azadian Law Group, PC.

Our knowledgeable and experienced team is going to be by your side as we investigate your case. We believe that your employer should be held accountable for their actions, and we will work to secure the compensation you deserve.

You are protected under federal and state law

We want you to know that you are protected under the law from discrimination based on your pregnancy status. The California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) offers significant protections to women who are pregnant and work for an employer with five or more employees.

What are you protected from?

You have state and federal protections from discrimination in all aspects of employment, including:

  • Hiring and firing decisions
  • Layoff decisions
  • Equal pay
  • Promotion opportunities
  • Job assignments
  • And more

You cannot be retaliated against by your employer for using or requesting your legally allowed pregnancy leave or reasonable accommodations.

You are protected during and after pregnancy in Newport Beach, CA

For a normal pregnancy without complications, you are afforded:

  • Up to four weeks of leave before giving birth
  • Up to six weeks off for a vaginal birth
  • Up to eight weeks off for a C-section delivery

During your pregnancy, your employer should work with you to make reasonable accommodations as needed, as long as normal business operations are not affected. This can include things like allowing you to take longer breaks, permission to sit instead of stand, and transferring temporarily to duties with less strenuous duties. If possible, employees may even be able to work from home.

Please know that under the California Family Rights Act and the federal Family Medical Leave Act, you can take more time off for complications should they arise.

What about bonding time?

For California employers with 20 or more employees, you could be eligible for up to an additional 12 weeks of bonding time with your child.

Will I return to the same position I had before?

Your employer must return you to the same position with the same pay or one with comparable duties and pay when you return from your medical leave.

We are ready to get to work for you today

If you have been treated unfairly at work or lost your job due to your pregnancy status, it is time to seek legal assistance. This type of discrimination in the workplace needs to end, and the team at the Azadian Law Group, PC is ready to step in on your behalf. We will investigate your case and work to secure the following:

  • Recovery of lost back pay
  • Recovery of lost front pay
  • Possible reinstatement
  • Coverage of court costs and legal fees
  • Emotional distress damages
  • Possible punitive damages

You will not pay any out-of-pocket costs, and we will only collect if we are successful with your case. If you need a Newport Beach pregnancy discrimination attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 949-662-5405.

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