Telling your employer that you need to take a leave of absence due to pregnancy can be an intimidating experience. You may be afraid that your supervisor will fire you or give you a bad performance review if you take the leave that you are legally entitled to.
Speak to a San Francisco Pregnancy Leave Attorney
At The Armstrong Law Firm, our San Francisco pregnancy leave lawyers will work with you to ensure that you have the full protection you deserve under state and federal law. Protecting employees is our law firm's core mission, and one area that we see employers wrongfully terminating employees is when they take a leave of absence for pregnancy.
Can My Employer Stop Me From Taking Pregnancy Leave?
In San Francisco, you have the right to take pregnancy leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the California Family Rights Act (CFRA). Furthermore, an employer cannot interfere with your right to take a leave of absence or retaliate against you upon your return from leave.
The following are examples of illegal employer actions:
- Trying to intimidate you into not taking pregnancy leave.
- Firing you.
- Demoting you.
- Assigning you undesirable job duties.
- Transferring you to a less desirable location.
- Threatening to deny future promotions.
- Reducing or threatening to reduce your pay.
If you have any questions about your legal rights, our firm is ready to advise you at every step of the process. We represent employees throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Contact Our San Francisco FMLA Lawyers
If your employer has interfered, or attempted to interfere, with your ability to take pregnancy, family or medical leave, turn to our highly skilled San Francisco pregnancy leave attorneys. The Armstrong Law Firm has a record of successfully defending the rights of employees. Call 415-692-0462, toll free at 866-590-6082, or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.
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