Pregnancy Discrimination

Under both federal and state law, it is illegal to discriminate against a woman because of her pregnancy, including childbirth and pregnancy related medical conditions. It is illegal for employers to refuse to hire applicants because they are pregnant despite the fact that the applicant can perform the job duties and functions. It is also illegal for employers to fire or lay off women because they are pregnant, or took pregnancy leave. It is also illegal for employers to prevent women who recently gave birth from return back to work, despite the fact that they are ready, willing, and able to perform their job duties. It is illegal for employers to discrimination against women who are pregnant by providing unfair treatment in terms of job assignments, promotions, benefits, training, or other opportunities because she is pregnant.

If you believe you have been mistreated and/or been discriminated against because of your pregnancy or childbirth, you may have a strong basis for a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit.

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It is imperative that you contact our office immediately if you believe you have a discrimination claim. There are strict deadlines that must be met when filing a discrimination lawsuit. For example under California law, employees must file with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) within one year of the discriminatory conduct. If you fail to do so, your claims may be time barred. If you believe you have fallen victim to discrimination, please contact Lim Law Group at 213-320-0941 for a free case evaluation.