Pregnancy and childbirth bring many changes to your life. However, one area they should not detrimentally impact is your employment. A steady wage and medical benefits are particularly crucial when welcoming a child into the world.
Women should not be placed in the difficult position of having to choose between their families and their careers. Fortunately, the law provides important employment protections for women who are pregnant. The federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act and similar state laws generally make it unlawful for employers to discriminate against pregnant women in hiring, compensation, job duties, benefits and disability status. The Family and Medical Leave Act also provides important rights regarding pregnancy- or family-based leave and job security.
Experienced Legal Advocacy For Employees Facing Pregnancy Discrimination
If you believe your employer has violated your rights, it is critical to seek professional legal guidance as soon as possible. At Watkins & Letofsky, LLP, in Santa Ana and Las Vegas, our lawyers handle pregnancy discrimination claims with a high degree of experience and dedication. We can help you navigate the complexities of pregnancy and disability leave law in California or Nevada. With decades of combined experience, our attorneys work collaboratively to advance the rights of employees through effective strategies and diligent efforts.
At Watkins & Letofsky, LLP, we value personable, hands-on service and consistent communication. Our legal team is readily accessible to provide experienced guidance on pregnancy discrimination matters.
Well-Versed In The Intricacies Of Pregnancy Discrimination Law
Navigating the complexities of employment law — including the nuances regarding pregnancy discrimination — is no easy task. Not all employers or work situations are covered by the law. Additionally, state and federal laws may have differing standards as to the extent and coverage of pregnancy-related rights.
Our firm can evaluate your situation and guide you through the process from start to finish. We understand how difficult it can be to face pregnancy-related discrimination or unfair treatment that may jeopardize your career opportunities. Our extensive experience handling employment discrimination claims lends us the insight and knowledge necessary for protecting your rights and interests.