Briski Law Firm
San Jose Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyers
If you are pregnant and have been laid off due to "workforce reduction" despite your top performance, or if you have experienced harassment or other forms of discrimination or different treatment once your employer or supervisor discovered you were pregnant, you may have a pregnancy discrimination claim.
At the Briski Law Firm in San Jose, California, our two lawyers have extensive experience handling wrongful termination, harassment, failure to promote and other forms of pregnancy discrimination. If you feel you are a victim and believe you have a valid employment law claim, contact our law firm today.
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Federal and State Protection
If you become pregnant while on the job, there are several laws that protect you from discrimination and offer you certain rights. In California, the Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDL) generally allows for a four month leave and mandatory reinstatement. The California Fair Employment and Housing Act forbids employers from treating you differently because of your pregnancy. The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and California Family Rights Act (CFRA) allow you to take a leave for the care of your new family. Other acts, such as the Americans with Disability Act, also grant you certain protections during your pregnancy.
Sometimes a supervisor will overtly violate these protections by clearly failing to hire you or by not allowing you take leave after your baby's birth. Most often, however, the discrimination is subtle, such as:
- Making inappropriate comments
- Sending lewd e-mails
- Making an excuse to lay you off
- Denying a promotion despite your high performance
Our firm is experienced in all these acts and understands the violations that lead to pregnancy discrimination claims. We will give you the solid legal representation and help you need to protect yourself against discriminatory actions and seek compensation for the wrong done to you.
Contact Our Firm
Contact a lawyer at our firm today for a free initial consultation if you have been discriminated against at work because of your pregnancy. We are ready to fight for you.