We Fight For Justice For Victims Of Pregnancy Discrimination
Schonbrun Seplow Harris Hoffman & Zeldes LLP has been seeking compensation and justice for victims of employment law violations since 1990. We provide vigorous advocacy to help employees in Los Angeles and throughout California. Our record of results is proof of our ability to handle the most challenging cases, including all types of gender discrimination claims, such as pregnancy discrimination.
The law is very clear in terms of the rights it affords pregnant women. Employers are required to provide pregnancy leave and FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) leave. In addition to leaves, employers must make other accommodations for pregnant women and women returning from pregnancy leave. If an employer fails to provide these accommodations, or retaliates against the woman for using them, it is pregnancy discrimination. It is illegal. Our attorneys can help.
Pregnancy Discrimination Is A Reality
As trial lawyers, one of the challenges we regularly face are the preconceived notions that juries have about pregnant women and new mothers. Many believe that a woman should stay home with the baby, rather than go back to work right away. While it is true that many women take pride in being stay-at-home mothers, others would prefer to return to the careers they have built for themselves. This is a choice each person has the right to make. This is not the employer’s choice. We know how to educate juries about this.
Compensation And Justice For Wronged Employees
Pregnancy discrimination is a form of gender discrimination. Whether this discrimination comes in the form of FMLA leave violations, harassment or the creation of a hostile workplace, we can help you get compensation. This can include compensation for lost wages and benefits, emotional distress, attorney fees and, in some cases, punitive damages.
Justice is also a critical reason for pursuing a claim. By taking action, you will not only get justice for yourself, but you may also help prevent the company from wronging your coworkers in the future.