Under both state and federal law, employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees on the basis of pregnancy. Pregnancy discrimination is typically prohibited as a form of sex discrimination. Employers are also prohibited from refusing to allow pregnant employees to take lawful pregnancy leave and pregnancy disability leave in Oakland, California.
If you have questions about your pregnancy discrimination claim, you should speak with an Alameda County pregnancy discrimination lawyer as soon as possible.
Women in the workplace are protected from pregnancy discrimination through the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) of 1978. The PDA amended Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It was designed to prohibit sex discrimination on the basis of pregnancy. Prior to the passage of the PDA, Title VII prohibited sex discrimination in the workplace.
How does the statute define sex discrimination on the basis of pregnancy? According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), pregnancy discrimination may include but is not limited to the following situations:
Similar to federal law, California law also prohibits discrimination against pregnant employees or employees with pregnancy-related conditions. While many of the prohibitions are similar to those listed above under federal law, there are generally two different state laws in California that protect employees from pregnancy discrimination:
Whether you are an employee and believe you have grounds for filing a pregnancy discrimination claim or are an employer facing such a case, an aggressive Alameda County pregnancy discrimination attorney can assist with your claim. Contact Minnis & Smallets LLP to get started on your case today.
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