Were You Fired or Demoted Because of Your Pregnancy?
Pregnant women have certain rights under state and federal law, but still, each year, thousands of pregnancy discrimination charges are filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other agencies. It is illegal to discriminate against a pregnant woman in the workplace, either by refusing to hire her, refusing her a promotion, denying her benefits, or firing her. Because pregnancy discrimination is a form of sex discrimination, it is illegal to treat a woman differently because she is pregnant, or may in the future become pregnant.
If you have been terminated or demoted at work because you are pregnant, you should contact the Los Angeles discrimination lawyers at Reisman & Reisman. We can help you file a lawsuit against your employer and pursue justice for the discrimination you have faced. We are backed by more than 20 years of litigation experience and are dedicated to providing you with personalized service that meets your individual needs.
Proving Discrimination in the Workplace
We may be able to use the following arguments and evidence to prove that you have been discriminated against on the basis of pregnancy:
- Adverse employment actions were taken against you shortly after your employer became aware of your pregnancy.
- Causation can be drawn between adverse employment action and your pregnancy.
- You were terminated after requesting maternity leave or while you were on maternity leave.
- There were sudden changes in company policies or behaviors regarding maternity leave or pregnant employees after your pregnancy became known.
Obtain Aggressive Representation Today
If you have been discriminated against due to your pregnancy, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit. We help employees throughout Southern California pursue monetary compensation after their workplace rights have been violated. Our husband and wife team is experienced in bringing cases from initiation all the way through trial; we are not afraid to aggressively represent our clients in court.
Contact Reisman & Reisman today and we can get started on your case in a free consultation.