San Francisco Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyers
Women should never have to choose between having a family and having a career. Federal and state laws provide important employment protections for workers during pregnancy and childbirth. Employers cannot discriminate against you on the basis of your pregnancy.
Standing Up For Women’s Rights In The Workplace
If you believe you have been a victim of workplace discrimination due to pregnancy or childbirth, it is important to take action as soon as possible. Short deadlines may limit your ability to seek damages and other legal recourse.
Call 415-433-0444 or contact us online to speak with an experienced employment law attorney about your situation. We offer free case evaluations.
Know Your Rights
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requires most employers to offer 12 weeks of unpaid maternity or paternity leave. If your employer refuses to fulfill this obligation, you may be entitled to damages and other legal remedies.
Additionally, it is illegal for employers to take adverse action against you on the basis of your pregnancy. For example, employers may not:
- Refuse to hire you
- Demote you
- Transfer or reassign you to a less desirable position
- Deny you a promotion
- Deny you maternity leave
- Fire you
- Terminate your position
- Retaliate against you for speaking up about pregnancy discrimination
Nursing mothers are also entitled to take breaks in an appropriate, private space throughout the workday.
Zealous Advocates For Those Facing Workplace Pregnancy Discrimination
The Cartwright Law Firm has been a powerful protector of women’s rights in the workplace for more than 60 years. As zealous advocates, we are committed to advancing your cause.
We solely represent employees — not employers — because we care about your rights.
However, having previously represented employers in discrimination cases, our employment law attorney is familiar with employers’ tactics. He now utilizes this knowledge and insight to better serve employees.
Contact Us · Free Consultation
To arrange a free consultation and case evaluation with our employment lawyer, call 415-433-0444. From our office in San Francisco, we represent employees facing workplace discrimination across California.