Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyers Based In Sacramento, California

Starting or expanding your family is an exciting milestone in life. You should not have to choose between your family and your career. Fortunately, both state and federal law protect employees from pregnancy discrimination.

Your employer cannot discriminate against you on the basis of your pregnancy — or perceived pregnancy — for example, by:

  • Firing you or terminating your position
  • Demoting you
  • Failing to make reasonable accommodations for you
  • Harassing you (or allowing others to harass you in the workplace)
  • Refusing to grant you a leave of absence under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Failing to grant you leave under California's Pregnancy and Disability Leave law (PDL)
  • Refusing to reinstate you after maternity leave
  • Taking other adverse employment action against you in retaliation for exercising your rights

Many of the rights available to new parents also extend to men, who likewise are protected from such discrimination in the workplace.

If you feel that your employment rights have been violated due to pregnancy or a related condition, contact Perkins & Associates, A Professional Law Corporation. We are passionate about helping employees enforce their rights. Based in Sacramento, our attorneys draw on more than 30 years of combined experience to fight for employees who have been wronged.

Gender Discrimination

California law also prohibits employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of gender, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation. Unfortunately, in some work environments, this discrimination persists at all stages of the employment life cycle, from the initial hiring to firing or termination.

Gender-based discrimination involves a broad range of unlawful conduct. Perhaps your employer pays different wages or offers different benefits based on gender — a violation of the federal Equal Pay Act. Or perhaps you face more limited opportunities for advancement or less favorable working conditions on the basis of your gender. Another common form of gender discrimination is sexual harassment.

At Perkins & Associates, we represent women, men and transgender individuals suffering from unlawful discrimination in the workplace. Call our employment lawyers at 916-520-1417 to learn more about how we can help you stand up against injustice.