An Employment Law Attorney Standing Up For Pregnant Workers

Protecting Maternity and Paternity Rights in the Workplace

California leads the way in providing paid family leave for expecting mothers and fathers. Paid Family Leave (PFL), also known as Family Temporary Disability Insurance (FTDI), is an extension of short-term disability unemployment insurance, which covers people taking leave to bond with a new minor child or care for an ill family member. PFL must be taken at the same time as the 12 weeks of leave provided under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which provides workers with 12 weeks of unpaid leave.

At The Law Offices of Laura J. Farris, our Carlsbad pregnancy discrimination attorneys can protect you from discrimination or harassment in the workplace associated with pregnancy, maternity or paternity. Discriminatory actions may be difficult to recognize and call attention to, and harassment can be difficult to stand up against on your own.

You should not have to tolerate any such actions or words. We can help take the first step toward protection and relief from hostile work environments as well as compensation for distress and damages from discriminatory practices. Laura J. Farris has been practicing employment law in California since 1993, and she has dedicated her law firm to representing employees exclusively in employment law cases since it was founded 1997.

Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation. We provide each of our clients with personalized and responsive service, and we will keep you informed and involved throughout your case.

San Diego County Attorneys for Job Protection During Maternity Leave

There can be confusion among employers and their employees about the laws and regulations of PFL and FMLA. If you have been mistreated or lost your job in association with maternity or paternity leave, you may have a discrimination case against your employer. Our law firm will not allow you to suffer from such actions. We assist clients in seeking compensation based on discriminatory or harassing actions such as:

  • Wrongful termination once employer found out about pregnancy
  • Not getting hired because of pregnancy
  • Fired or laid off while on maternity or paternity leave
  • Denied health care
  • Denying paternity leave
  • Demotion
  • Reduction in pay
  • Changed job description
  • Requiring unsafe working conditions for a pregnant woman
  • Offensive language, jokes or actions toward pregnancy, maternity or paternity

We can help you identify harassment and/or discrimination in your workplace under the labor code and FMLA.

Harassment in the workplace is an offensive and unwelcome conduct, which can manifest as actions, threats or words that may make you feel unsafe, uncomfortable or singled out.

Discrimination may create barriers in the workplace such as unreasonable exclusion from certain activities, wrongful termination, retaliation, wage discrepancies, lack of disability accommodations, and other overt or veiled actions that may go unnoticed.

Discuss Your Case With an Experienced Lawyer in Confidence

During an initial discussion of your case, we will present you with the legal options. We can discuss the process and strategy involved in pursuing recovery and compensation for the adversity and/or suffering you have faced, including physical and emotional distress and financial loss.

Call us today at 760-729-0152, or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your claim.

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