The “me too” has reinvigorated the discussion of issues relating to gender in the workplace. Under the law pregnancy discrimination is a form of unlawful sex discrimination. Although pregnancy discrimination does not get much coverage in the news of late, it is very much still a problem that many employees continue to face. Below are several types of pregnancy discrimination to consider. Employees in Southern California who feel that they have been mistreated or abused by their employers because of their pregnancy should consult a pregnancy discrimination lawyers in Los Angeles. The Akopyan Law Firm is located in Burbank, but serves all of Southern California including Glendale, and Los Angeles.
What is Pregnancy Discrimination?
Generally speaking, a pregnancy discrimination claim involves an adverse employment action taken by an employer against an employee, which is substantially motivated by the employee’s pregnancy. Because the wrecked evidence of discrimination is relatively rare in employment discrimination cases, one must often look to circumstantial evidence of the employer’s state of mind for the purpose of establishing the discriminatory predisposition. Such evidence could come in many forms and it can be hard to determine if it suffices. If you think you’ve been discriminated against because you are pregnant, you should consider contacting pregnancy discrimination lawyers for a case evaluation.
Indicators of A Discriminatory Motive
There are certain facts which confirm an employer’ discriminatory predisposition.
During the hiring process, did your potential employer ask about your family plans? Did your employer ask you to disclose that you are pregnant for any reason other than your requesting pregnancy-related benefits? Did your employer refuse to accommodate you? Upon returning to work, did your employer change your job or role? These and similar questions need to be asked in order to have a complete picture of all the facts which can support a potential claim for pregnancy discrimination. Any victim of pregnancy discrimination in the workplace is invited to contact one of our pregnancy discrimination lawyers to learn more.
Consult an Experienced Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyer in Los Angeles
If you have become pregnant or have disclosed your plans to start a family, and if your employer has started treating you unfavorably at your workplace, then you would do well to get a complementary case evaluation from pregnancy discrimination lawyers in Los Angeles.
The Akopyan Law Firm serves victims of pregnancy discrimination throughout Southern California, including Burbank, Glendale, & Los Angeles. In such cases, the Akopyan Law Firm represents victims on a contingency fee basis, meaning that fees are earned only when results a delivered. There are many pregnancy discrimination lawyers in Los Angeles but if you are looking for experience and a track record of success give us a call.