Pregnancy Leave & Discrimination

Free Consultation
(818) 993-0333
Woodland Hills Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyer

“Mothers should not be penalized because they are giving birth to child.”

Have you been terminated, demoted, disciplined, denied promotion, gotten bad performance reviews or forced to quit or fired and believe it was related to pregnancy? Did you lose your job under suspicious circumstances? Was it undeserved? Are you a good employee? If the answer is “yes,” then you should speak with an attorney right away. So lets talk!

At the Webb Law Firm, we understand how important your job is to you. If you were unjustly fired, you are probably worried, confused and wondering if you have any recourse? Someone has just stolen your dignity, self-esteem, confidence, joy, happiness, and quality of life. At our Woodland Hills, California law office, we will help you through this process.

What is Pregnancy discrimination?

State and Federal laws expressly prohibit employers from discriminating against employees:

  1. For becoming pregnant, or for requesting or taking pregnancy leave.
  2. Employers are also prohibited from, refusing to provide a reasonable accommodation.
  3. It is unlawful for an employer to retaliate because of pregnancy or pregnancy leave;
  4. By refusal to temporarily transfer a pregnant female employee to an available less strenuous or hazardous position for the duration of her pregnancy if she requests, with the advice of her physician.
  5. Female employees returning from Pregnancy Disability leave are entitled to be returned   to their same position, or to a comparable position.

Yet, every day, people are denied the above benefits of employment and are penalized due to pregnancy. For example:

Our client Valerie was a young woman who worked for a Non-Profit Women’s Services Agency, which received funds from the State of California. She said that within just a few weeks of notifying her boss of her pregnancy requiring a leave of absence, she was fired. Valerie had no prior work performance issues and had received satisfactory evaluations until after notifying her employer she was pregnant. During our litigation efforts we learned the organization was government funded and existed to help women, but apparently not their own employee. She decided not to seek getting her job back, given they didn’t want her working there, opting for a settlement for damages instead.

Our Legal Team Works to Uncover the Real Facts

There are thousands of reasons causing pregnancy discrimination and other wrongful acts. The employer’s true motive is a determining factor in deciding if it was illegal or wrongful in the eyes of the law. As your California wrongful termination lawyers, we will look beyond what your employer claimed was the reason for termination and investigate the true motives.

Our allegiance is to employees who have been wrongfully treated by their employers whether corporations, government or private enterprises. Our job is to get the truth out about what happened to you. To reveal to everyone necessary the real reasons exactly why you have been harmed.

Our legal team can help you determine what course of action is best for you. The law provides that employees “shall be granted all relief necessary to make the employee whole.”  Depending on your situation, your employer may owe you for lost wages, benefits, quality of life, mental suffering, litigation costs, attorney fees, and more depending on the unique circumstances of your case, which may include reinstatement. So let’s talk!

If you or someone you know has suffered some type of injustice at work, we want to help you and while doing so be a voice for positive change – it will help deter future misconduct. At the Webb Law Firm we are Employment Law Experts with a winning track record of holding employers accountable for workplace violations and protecting working families.

Contact Us for a Free Confidential Consultation

Whenever possible, we handle cases on a contingency fee basis, our assurance that we believe in you and your case. We are confident that we can successfully recover for your harm and if we don’t win you don’t have to pay us one penny for our attorney fees. We are committed against injustice by those in powerful positions and to holding them accountable for injury or harm to innocent victims.

“How can what is wrong be made right?
Tell us about your case – We are here to help!”