Pregnancy and childbirth are among the most natural life events a woman can go through. With slight adjustments to their environment and routine, most women can continue with normal life throughout most of their pregnancies. Still, women in the workplace continue to face examples of unfair treatment despite the passage of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act over 40 years ago. Understanding how the law protects them is the first step for California women to ensure they are receiving fair treatment in the workplace.
Pregnant women who continue working during their pregnancy face the dual challenge of carrying a child while fulfilling their job duties. While some employers treat pregnant women equitably, many do not.
Pregnancy should be one of the most exciting and happy times in your life. However, working mothers do not always get to experience this joy. Many times, mothers in the workforce are filled with anxiety and fear that they will lose their jobs for having a baby.
Pregnancy discrimination is an issue affecting millions of Americans each day. Recently, seven female employees working for West Cost shipping ports filed claims of pregnancy discrimination.
Even companies run by women can face pregnancy discrimination claims. The Wonderful Company is owned and led by female billionaire, Lynda Resnick. Resnick began the business as a working single mother. Years later, the company is now facing claims of pregnancy discrimination and wrongful termination.
Maternity leave is a point of tension in many companies. Oftentimes, working mothers feel such intense pressure to keep their jobs that they return to work early after giving birth or avoid taking maternity leave at all.
A woman in another state recently asserted that her former boss, television host Laura Ingraham, discriminated against her when she became pregnant. In fact, she allegedly ended up losing her job because of her pregnancy. She has therefore filed a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against the TV host and her media company. Anybody in the Bay Area who is mistreated on the job due to being pregnant likewise has the right to seek to hold her employer accountable through the civil court system.
A former barista of Starbucks Corp. in California recently claimed that she was fired because she was pregnant and also because she is black. As a result, she has filed a lawsuit against the coffee shop. Anyone in the Bay Area who feels that she has been a victim of pregnancy discrimination has the right to seek justice through the civil court system.
A woman in another state recently claimed that she was mistreated at work due to being pregnant. She reportedly ended up getting terminated due to her pregnancy and thus filed a lawsuit against her employer, an aviation parts manufacturer. Any woman who experiences pregnancy discrimination in the Bay Area or elsewhere has the right to seek justice.
A lawsuit was recently filed against a real estate firm that allegedly discriminated against workers who were pregnant. Specifically, the firm terminated a minimum of three pregnant women. Those in the Bay Area who experience pregnancy discrimination, which unfortunately continues to occur in the modern workplace, may choose to seek justice through the criminal court system.