Standing Up For Mothers In The Workplace
The decision to become a mother is one of the most important choices a woman makes. Too often, employers in California violate the Pregnancy Discrimination Act by imposing negative consequences on women who wish to start a family.
All workers have protections against discrimination. This includes pregnant women and women who may wish to become pregnant in the future. When an employer violates these rights, it is important to speak with a lawyer who will stand up for you.
At Teren Law Group, our founding attorney, Pamela Teren, has committed her career to advocating for employees who have been wronged in the greater Los Angeles area. As a seasoned trial attorney, she has worked closely with women at all career levels to obtain justice. Having worked previously to defend employers in discrimination lawsuits, she knows how the other side approaches these cases. We use this knowledge to create strong arguments that produce successful results in court.
What Constitutes Pregnancy Discrimination?
Pregnancy discrimination applies to any situation when a pregnant applicant or employee receives negative treatment due to their pregnancy. This can take many different forms, including the following:
- Companies who refuse to hire a pregnant woman or a woman who plans to become pregnant
- Demoting, firing or otherwise punishing a woman after she becomes pregnant
- Failing to provide accommodations for pregnant employees
- Denying maternity leave
- Refusing to provide space and time for breastfeeding or treat any medical conditions after the birth of the child
The Resources Needed To Win
Workplace discrimination cases are difficult to win because employers have broad latitude when making hiring and firing decisions. Our attorney has large-firm experience and achieved successful results in over 90 percent of her cases. We combine the premier counsel found at bigger practices with the personalized care and attention that you deserve.
We have devoted our practice to employment law for more than 20 years. We are ready to protect your workplace rights. Schedule a free initial case evaluation in our Redondo Beach office through our contact form or by calling 310-870-0375.