Hennig Kramer Ruiz & Singh, LLP offers a team of highly regarded pregnancy discrimination attorneys that specializes in representing victims protected under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
These laws prohibit both private and government employers from engaging in pregnancy-related discrimination in regard to the hiring, compensation, promotion or termination of employees.
California’s anti-discrimination laws are among the most generous in the entire nation, further stating that pregnant employees are entitled to “take leave for a reasonable period of time, not to exceed four months” after the birth of the child.
The attorneys of Hennig Kramer Ruiz & Singh, LLP represent employees who have become victims of pregnancy and maternity discrimination by providing rigorous advocacy and the highest levels of protection of your rights under the law.
We help aggrieved parties seek fair and just compensation from employers who unlawfully discriminated against them for being pregnant or requesting to use legally entitled leave.
Becoming pregnant should be cause for celebration, but it can also be accompanied by a level of extra stress. Expectant mothers often experience morning sickness along with minor aches and discomfort, and then there is sometimes the extra worry of unwanted financial strain.
Adding to this list of life changes is the regular doctors’ visits throughout the pregnancy. The last thing that you need is to worry about whether or not you will have the ability to support your child after it is born.
Pregnancy-related discrimination can take many forms. Employers, supervisors and even co-workers often discriminate for a variety of personal reasons and biases. Some may feel that expectant women are not pulling their weight at the office. Others are prejudiced against working mothers in general, believing that all mothers should stay home with their kids.
Women should not be forced to deal with any form of discriminatory or retaliatory action from others in the workplace, including:
In California, state and federal laws protect pregnant women and allow for maternity leave, pregnancy disability leave and post-pregnancy leave. For example, the California Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL) requires California employers to provide up to four months of leave for employees disabled by pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions.
Once an employee has given birth, she may be entitled to an additional 12 weeks of leave “for the reason of the birth of a child” under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA).
Entitlement to CFRA leave for the birth of a child depends on three factors:
An employee must meet all of these requirements to qualify for CFRA leave.
If you are a victim of pregnancy and maternity discrimination, reach out to Hennig Kramer Ruiz & Singh, LLP today. It is important that you have an experienced and qualified Los Angeles pregnancy and FMLA lawyer on your side.
Our attorneys will work closely with you to ensure that you completely understand your rights under the law. We will work tirelessly to secure the highest levels of compensation for your losses, pain, and suffering.