Pregnancy Discrimination Attorney in Los Angeles
Your Tenacious Employment Lawyers with Decades of Experience and Significant Recoveries
Have you had your hours cut at work or did you fail to receive a promotion because you are pregnant? Were you laid off because your employer refused to grant maternity leave? In any situation, if you are discriminated against due to being pregnant, you have a right to take legal action. At V. James DeSimone Law, our pregnancy discrimination attorneys in Los Angeles have the tenacity and skill to guide you through legal proceedings. You may be entitled to compensation if you were wrongfully terminated or if it is determined that your employer acted in a discriminating way towards you because of your pregnancy. This is where we can help.
Schedule your free case evaluation by calling (310) 693-5561.
In any case, our firm is completely dedicated to obtaining justice on behalf of our clients. We make it our top priority to protect your rights in the workplace, including those that safeguard women from discrimination because of a pregnancy. If you have been the victim of pregnancy discrimination, we encourage you to reach out to our firm and learn how we can help you move forward. We will work hard to help you reach a settlement favorable to you.
Settlements may be recovered for:
- Wrongful termination
- Hours cut
- Wages cut
- Emotional trauma
- Non-coverage of maternity leave
- Violations of the Family & Medical Leave Act
Examples of Pregnancy Discrimination
Some of the worst behavior we’ve seen comes from companies that act unethically, or illegally when a woman is pregnant and preparing for maternity leave. We have worked with numerous women & families facing this issue and have seen the following examples of pregnancy discrimination:
- Firing (wrongful termination), demotion or job reassignment
- Loss of promotion due to pregnancy
- Refusal to hire because of pregnancy
- Harassment of a pregnant woman
- Failure to provide reasonable accommodations
- Restricting medical or FMLA leave
Although this is not a comprehensive list of the ways a woman may be discriminated against for being pregnant, these unfortunately tend to be the most common.
We Have the Results & Experience to Help You
V. James DeSimone Law has handled numerous cases of pregnancy discrimination throughout California. If you or your partner have been the victim of pregnancy discrimination we urge you to contact V. James DeSimone Law today in Los Angeles. We can answer your questions and you can help defend your rights, and the rights of future victims of pregnancy discrimination by seeking compensation for this inexcusable and illegal behavior.
A Recent Pregnancy Discrimination Testimonial:
“Jim DeSimone represented me in a wrongful termination case. I had been with a company for a decade and when I left for my maternity leave, they decided to fire me! Needless to say I was devastated. I met with several law firms that were interested in handling my case, but decided to have Jim represent me. Jim DeSimone is a passionate attorney committed to righting the wrongs. He is not only an effective attorney, he is a decent human being. I am certain you would be pleased with his style and demeanor as well as the result he will produce for you.”
The FMLA & CFRA Protect Your Rights
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) protect the rights of an employee when an employee has worked for an employer under specific guidelines. Employees are legally permitted to take up to 26 weeks off within a 12-month period for a serious personal illness, injury or impairment; to care for a family member (child, parent, parent-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse or registered domestic partner) with a serious health condition; to bond with a newborn, adopted child or foster child, as well as under FMLA for a qualifying acute circumstance related to a close family members military service. Read more about your rights on our recent article: Understanding FMLA and the California Family Rights Act.
What the FMLA and CFRA do is protect your rights from actions from your employer when you become pregnant. They outline the Federal and State of California rules and regulations on the rights of expecting mothers at the workplace, and the policies around mandatory or voluntary medical leave during and after pregnancy. If you feel your or your partner’s rights have been violated, we know what you’re going through because we’ve seen it before. Contact the Los Angeles pregnancy discrimination lawyers at V. James DeSimone Law today at (310) 693-5561 to discuss your matter.
Committed to Justice. Dedicated to You.
When pregnancy discrimination leads to a hostile work environment, it can leave you wondering what to do next. You shouldn’t have to go through this situation alone, especially during a time in your life that is supposed to be filled with joy. Our team has 30 years of experience helping employees obtain the justice they need and deserve. We have achieved multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for past clients and we are confident in our ability to guide you to a successful resolution as well. We look forward to discussing your pregnancy discrimination case with you whether you are in Orange County, Los Angeles, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, or anywhere else in Southern California.
Contact our firm at (310) 693-5561 for more information today.