When you’re pregnant, you have a lot to think about. It shouldn’t include the way you’re treated by your employer or a prospective employer when you’re expecting a baby.
Under the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act, it is unlawful for employers with 15 or more employees to treat a woman who is pregnant differently from others in the workforce. Still, it happens in Southern California and throughout the nation.
What are some of the signs of discrimination when it comes to a pregnant woman?
Remember that if you are pregnant and can’t do your job – your job requires you to lift heavy boxes, for example – your employer is required to treat you the same way other temporarily disabled employees are, such as by providing you with alternative job duties, if available.
If your employer, or a prospective employer, is treating you differently because of your pregnancy, your rights are being violated. You do have legal recourse.