Pregnancy Discrimination

Some employers discriminate against pregnant women. They simply do not want to deal with a female employee who is going through pregnancy or face the added responsibility of raising a family.

Our attorneys at Callanan, Rogers & Dzida, LLP fight for their clients’ rights and take the appropriate actions to protect them.

What Constitutes Pregnancy Discrimination?

  • Demotion before, during or immediately following your leave.
  • Wrongful termination before, during or following your leave.
  • Removal of responsibilities.
  • Interference with Family leave or paid maternity leave.

Leave Rights For Pregnant Workers

Women are entitled to protection from pregnancy discrimination and violations of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the California Family Rights Act (CFRA).

Under the FMLA, pregnant women are granted up to three months of unpaid leave in which their employer must hold their job open for them. The California Pregnancy Discrimination Act provides additional protection from pregnancy discrimination.

California Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (CPDLL) permits a female employee up to four months leave for the period during which she is disabled due to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition.

You are considered disabled if you are unable to perform one or more essential functions of your job due to pregnancy or a related health condition. If your doctor says you can work an intermittent schedule or have a reduced workload, your employer must accommodate. This can include changing duties of the current position or moving you to a position with equivalent pay and benefits for which you are qualified. You are required to provide medical verification from your doctor.

Client Testimonials

For Robert Rogers: My wife and I are so grateful for all the help and support you gave us during a very difficult time in our lives. You are a great lawyer, but more importantly a great person, and I truly admire you.

I want to express my sincere gratitude to all of you for your professionalism, thank you for believing in me and financing my case without even knowing me. I think that your strategies produced excellent results, and I am delighted that I was referred to you and chose you to represent me. I want you to know that I also appreciate very deeply your patience with me. It was a wonderful experience and I learned a lot. I have the feeling (and I hope so) that you and I made a good team where open and honest communication was the norm.

Thank you so much for your priceless time and effort assisting all of us. Your letter without a doubt has caused (our opponent) to reconsider their unethical and unlawful actions of simply going through the motions (without) providing due process. I cannot thank you enough. I most sincerely and profoundly thank you for doing this for me.

I wanted to thank you for all of your incredible support through this stressful process. I could not have done it without you. Thank you SO much for your confidence, honesty and diligence every step of the way. People like you restore my faith in the justice system. It is intimidating as hell to stand up to a multi-billion dollar corporation especially after disempowering discrimination and the challenging times I faced after my injury. Thank you for all of your support.


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