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Pregnancy Discrimination

U.S. employers are prohibited from discriminating against women who are pregnant, who are planning on getting pregnant or who have recently given birth.

After pregnancy discrimination in the workplace, you can turn to our Los Angeles employment discrimination lawyers for experienced help pursuing justice and compensation.

After pregnancy discrimination in the workplace, you can turn to our Los Angeles employment discrimination lawyers for experienced help pursuing justice and compensation.

Despite the federal and state laws in place to protect women against pregnancy discrimination in the workplace, however, this type of discrimination still occurs all too often, causing women to unfairly and illegally lose income and/or job opportunities.

At Moon & Yang, our Los Angeles employment discrimination lawyers are dedicated to standing up for those who have been the targets of any workplace discrimination – including pregnancy discrimination.

While we have the experience and insight necessary to craft the strongest possible cases for our clients, our attorneys also have skills and resources to litigate even the most complicated cases, helping our clients obtain both the justice and compensation they deserve.

Federal & State Laws Prevent Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

According to federal and state laws prohibiting pregnancy discrimination in the workplace, employers are not allowed to:

  • Not hire job applicants because they are pregnant (or have a pregnancy-related condition) so long as the applicants can perform the job function
  • Discriminate against pregnant women when it comes to pay, job assignments, training, benefits and/or possible promotions
  • Lay off or firing women due to pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions
  • Require pregnant women or women who have recently given birth to stay on medical leave or prevent them from coming back to work when they are ready to do so
  • Not hold women’s jobs open for them to return to if or when these women take short leaves of absence from work due to pregnancy-issues (In fact, employers are legally required to hold these women’s jobs open for the same period of time as would be allowed for employees who are on sick leave or temporary disability leave.)
  • Deny women health care coverage for pregnancy-related issues (barring expenses related to abortion unless the life of the mother is endangered) – Here, it’s also important to note that pregnancy may be viewed by insurers as a “pre-existing” condition when pregnant women are newly hired. In these cases, a denial of health care coverage for pregnancy would generally not constitute discrimination.
  • Verbally or physically harass workers due to their pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions.

Los Angeles Employment Discrimination Attorneys at Moon and Yang Professional Corporation

Have you been the target of pregnancy discrimination in the workplace? If so, the trusted Los Angeles employment attorneys at the Moon and Yang Professional Corporation are here for you, ready to help you protect your rights and hold your employer responsible for violating them.

Since 2007, our lawyers have been aggressive, effective legal advocates for the targets of various types of workplace discrimination. This means that you can rely on our Los Angeles employment discrimination attorneys for:

  • The highest quality legal services, including personalized attention throughout your case
  • Effective legal advocacy in any setting, including in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels
  • A successful resolution to your case.

There are strict time limits for filing pregnancy discrimination claims, so don’t wait to get your case started with our experienced lawyers who will fight for you and your rights.