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Category Archives: Pregnancy discrimination

Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Bill Passes California State Senate

The California State Senate recently passed a bill that would explicitly protect employees from adverse employment actions for decisions they make concerning their reproductive health. The bill, if passed, would prohibit employers from firing, demoting, or otherwise discriminating against an Read More

Category: Discrimination, Pregnancy discrimination, Uncategorized

What Legal Protections Are Available for Pregnant Employees in California?

Earlier this month Sarah Lalou Lessing, an ex-Cal Poly employee, filed a lawsuit against her former employer, alleging that her termination was based on her pregnancy. Lessing began working at Cal Poly in April 2016 and learned of her pregnancy Read More

Category: Pregnancy discrimination, Uncategorized

NLRB GC Says College Football Players Are ‘Employees’

In a January 2017 memo, National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Richard Griffin stated that “scholarship football players in Division I FBS private sector colleges and universities are employees under the [National Labor Relations Act], with the rights and protections Read More

Category: Age Discrimination, Pregnancy discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Uncategorized, wages

What are My Employment Rights as a Pregnant Woman in California?

Pregnancy discrimination remains a major problem for many women in California. Recently the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a civil lawsuit in Fresno, California, against Dash Dreams Plant, Inc., an agricultural wholesaler based in Dos Palos. The EEOC Read More

Category: Pregnancy discrimination

Pregnancy Discrimination Remains a Major Problem in California Workplaces

Pregnancy discrimination is one of the most common forms of discrimination that women face in the workplace. Although federal law prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of “pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions,” more than 5,300 cases of pregnancy Read More

Category: Pregnancy discrimination

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