Your rights as a pregnant employee

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Posted by Legal Team On August 21, 2015

Pregnancy certainly comes with its challenges, not the least of which are things like morning sickness or constant aches, but it is also one of the most rewarding experiences of many individual’s lives. They know that in a few short months, they will give birth to what is hopefully a healthy, beautiful baby. Whether you already have children or you’re expecting your first child, there are many reasons to be excited about a pregnancy. Unfortunately, there are some reasons to be concerned about pregnancy if you are attempting to hold a job.

There are many different circumstances that may affect your pregnancy as it relates to your work, but the important thing for you to know is that you have rights as an employee, and you do not have to suffer discrimination. For some reason or another, an employer may harass or mistreat you because of your pregnancy. For example, you may be demoted or fired just before or after you take a leave of absence for your pregnancy. A strong understanding of federal and state laws can help you find justice if you suffer such treatment.

It is important to remember that you have rights as a pregnant employee, which includes up to three months of leave with job security. California residents can benefit from additional protections provided by the California Family Rights Act.

If you are pregnant or may become pregnant, it is in your best interests to learn as much as you can about your rights as a pregnant worker in California. If you believe that you have been mistreated, visit our webpage to learn how we can help you take advantage of your rights and recover compensation for any mistreatment you suffer.