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Darren McBratney

Darren McBratney, Esq.

SARAH WILSON

Sarah Wilson, Esq.

Christoffer Gaddini, Esq

Chris Gaddini, Esq.

JOHN ROFAEL

John Rofael, Esq,

Farid Yaghoubtil

Farid Yaghoubtil, Esq.

Salar Hendizadeh

Salar Hendizadeh, Esq.

DANIEL AZIZI

Daniel Azizi, Esq.

IGOR FRADKIN

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Award-Winning Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyers

Darren McBratney

Darren McBratney, Esq.

SARAH WILSON

Sarah Wilson, Esq.

DANIEL AZIZI

Daniel Azizi, Esq.

JOHN ROFAEL

JOHN ROFAEL, Esq,

Farid Yaghoubtil

Farid Yaghoubtil, Esq.

Salar Hendizadeh

Salar Hendizadeh, Esq.

Christoffer Gaddini

Chris Gaddini, Esq,

IGOR FRADKIN

Igor Fradkin, Esq.

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It is illegal for an employer to wrongfully discriminate against a person for being pregnant. Furthermore, it is illegal for an employer to wrongfully terminate an employee because of being In 1978, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was amended by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). Discrimination that is solely based on pregnancy, childbirth, or other related condition is illegal and constitutes as sex discrimination under Title VII. Pregnancy discrimination incorporates treating a woman unfairly or with bias because she is pregnant, about to give birth, or has some other "disability" which is or was related to her pregnancy. In the eyes of the law, a disability is that which inhibits an employee from performing their employment duties at full capacity. Women who have been or are affected by pregnancy in some way or another must be treated in the exact same way as employees who have similar work-related disabilities.

Can I sue my employer if I was fired for being pregnant?

The state of California gives pregnant women more protections under the law than the federal laws set in place. The California Fair Employment and House Act (FEHA), like the PDA, protects women from discrimination which includes discrimination against pregnancy, childbirth, and other related medical conditions that arise from that pregnancy. The FEHA is different from the PDA, the FEHA applies to all employers which have just five or more employees under their watch.

Temporary Disability and Pregnancy Discrimination?

A woman who has become pregnant and is temporarily unable to perform her employment function to their fullest due to her pregnancy or childbirth must be treated in the exact same way as other employees who have also been temporarily disabled. The employers may not single out pregnant women and treat them any differently. For example, if a temporarily disabled worker was provided alternative assignments, given a lighter workload, disability leave, or unpaid leave, the employers must also do so for pregnant women.

Pregnancy Leave From Work

Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), pregnant employees may be entitled to a special pregnancy leave for any medical condition that arises from their pregnancy, childbirth, or other related issues that arises from their pregnancy. If the employer has at least 50 employees, that employer must comply with FMLA regulations and give their employees up to twelve (12) weeks of unpaid time off to care for their medical needs. In the case of pregnant women, these medical needs are anything which relates to their pregnancy.

Under the state of California, employees can qualify for a temporary disability insurance program which grants them funds for both disability and family leave. This can be very helpful to employees because under this policy an employee who is temporarily unable to work can get up to two-thirds of their salary through this program while they take their leave and tend to their disability. After childbirth, the employee can continue to receive a part of their salary under the state's paid family leave program.

Was My Firing Illegal?

Even though California is an at-will state and gives your employer the ability to fire you with or without reason, it does not mean that they can fire you for any reason. The employer cannot breach any contract (written or oral); they cannot violate public policy (federal, state, nor local); and the employer cannot retaliate against any employee who brought unsafe or illegal work practices to light.

Can I Sue My Former Employer for Wrongful Termination?

Before you file a lawsuit your employer for wrongful termination, you must first file a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). Depending on the circumstances that surround your particular wrongful termination, it is necessary that you file your lawsuit within a certain time limit, known as the statute of limitations. If the statute of limitations expires before you can file your suit, you will be barred from pursuing the lawsuit. If you would like to speak more about this with a wrongful termination lawyer at our firm, please contact us.

How Do I Make a Claim for Wrongful Termination?

To file a wrongful termination claim, you must first file a charge with your local U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) office. This charge must be filed within 180 days from the day of your termination. The charge should include your personal contact information and your employer's contact information. In addition, you must describe the reason for your termination and state your union membership, if applicable.

The EEOC will then begin investigating the employer. If the EEOC doesn't pursue legal action within 60 days, you are free to pursue your own legal action against your employer. In each phase of this process, it is important that you retain the services of an experienced Birmingham wrongful termination attorney to help ensure you are taking the proper steps and presenting the strongest case you can.

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