An employer may not refuse to hire, demote, or fire an employee because she is pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant.
In addition, unlawful sex discrimination includes discrimination based on “pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.”
Under California law, a pregnant employee may be entitled to reasonable accommodations, including a transfer to a less strenuous or hazardous job.
If you believe that you were fired from your job, laid off, demoted (or not promoted), or suffered a reduction in pay or other adverse employment action based on your pregnancy, please contact the Law Offices of David S. Levy for a free initial consultation. We typically represent victims of marital status discrimination on a contingent fee basis, which means that our clients do not pay attorney fees or costs unless and until there is a recovery.