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What forms can pregnancy discrimination take?

pregnancy-discrimination-attorneys-california.jpgWhen you think of "pregnancy discrimination," you may think of those days, long ago, when companies actually forbid female employees from getting pregnant. Anyone who announced they were expecting (or started to show) was summarily dismissed from their position.

Amazon faces renewed charges of pregnancy discrimination

Imagine this: You're pregnant. The law -- and your employee handbook -- guarantee you at least three 10-minute breaks during your shift. To take your break to go to the bathroom, you have to call your supervisor over and let them know that you need to leave, then navigate your way across a massive warehouse floor to the bathrooms, hope that you don't have to wait and somehow manage to navigate your way back to your assigned station within that 10-minute period.

Female-owned company accused of pregnancy discrimination

The Wonderful Company, which produces Pom Wonderful pomegranate juice and Wonderful pistachios, is co-owned by a self-made woman. However, the billionaire entrepreneur, once a struggling mother of two herself, is accused of being notoriously unfriendly to her pregnant employees.

Yay! You're having a baby! But, wait. Is that why you were fired?

If you had been born many decades ago in California or just about any other state, grew up, got married and learned you were expecting a baby, you'd likely be like most all women of your era and quit your job (if you had one outside the home) to stay home and raise your family. Nowadays, it's very different from the typical Americana past. Many women are working mothers who joined the workforce by either economic need or mere personal desire.