California Attorney Fighting Employment Discrimination
More than ever before, women hold high-level professional and executive positions in the workforce. Recognized as corporate leaders, they are making significant strides and achieving notable success.
At the same time, these women fulfill their roles as loving mothers who are dedicated to their family’s well being. They balance their professional and personal lives through a great deal of hard work.
By law, employers should not consider a woman’s pregnancy, family status, or the existence of young children when making employment decisions. Unfortunately, however, many still fall victim to gender-based discrimination, including pregnancy discrimination. When they do, they can contact attorney Matt Zandi at Steel Zandi.
Types of Pregnancy Discrimination
Pregnancy discrimination takes many forms. It can occur as a wrongful termination when an employer fires an employee due to her pregnancy. It may occur in hiring decisions when a woman is passed over for a job or promotion because of her pregnancy. It may also occur in other ways, like when a woman is subjected to a hostile workplace full of harsh comments by her coworkers, or denied the leave she is entitled to under federal law.
FMLA: Time Off for Pregnancy, Child Birth and Bonding With Your Baby
Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), a series of federal statutes that protect workers, women (and men as well) are entitled to up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for pregnancy and to spend time with a newborn or newly-adopted child. After the 12 weeks end, the employee must be allowed to return to work.
If your employer has told you that you are not eligible for FMLA time, it is a good idea to talk with an experienced employment law attorney about your rights. Attorney Matt Zandi can help you understand your options under state and federal laws.
Contact Steel Zandi
If you believe that you may have been the victim of pregnancy discrimination, discuss the situation with a lawyer. Contact attorney Matt Zandi at Steel Zandi by completing an online contact form or calling 800-626-0003.