Walnut Creek Pregnancy Discrimination
Pregnancy Rights in California Workplaces
Women’s rights cover a wide spectrum of available protections in California. Gender discrimination in Walnut Creek and other parts of Contra Costa County is unlawful.
Nancy Balles, A Professional Corporation, helps women who are facing pregnancy discrimination in the workplace to get their career back on track and see justice for their employers’ wrongdoings while they concentrate on their health and the health of their child or children.
Fight Pregnancy Discrimination in Walnut Creek
Federal law protects pregnant women in California. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act amends Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and prohibits discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or any medical conditions that arise from pregnancy or childbirth.
The Act only applies to employers with more than 15 employees, but requires that pregnant women be treated the same as other applicants or employees with similar abilities or limitations.
Pregnant women have the right work as long as they are able to perform their jobs, too. If you have missed work as a result of your pregnancy, you are not required to stay out of work until your baby is born, just because your employer says so.
Similarly, if your employer makes allowances for employees that have other particular limitations, the same allowances must be extended to you during your pregnancy:
- Modification of tasks so that they suit your abilities
- Ability to take disability time or pay
- Ability to resume work after recovery from a limitation
- Maintaining your job for you for the same length of time as another employee
Pregnant women are already dealing with a lot of change and have important things to handle. Let us help you protect your job from unlawful practices.