5 Fast Facts About Pregnancy Discrimination Pregnancy discrimination is when a woman is treated in an unfavorable manner, whether job applicant or employee, because of pregnancy, childbirth, or a medical condition that is related to pregnancy or childbirth. Here are five facts about pregnancy discrimination. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) Prohibits Discrimination Based on Pregnancy The PDA, which was enacted … Read More
Can You Sue Your Employer for Firing You While Pregnant?
If you’re like many people, you’re wondering whether you can sue your employer for firing you while you’re pregnant – and the answer isn’t as simple as you may think. This guide explains. Can You Sue Your Employer for Firing You While Pregnant? In some cases, you can sue your employer for firing you while you’re pregnant. However, you must … Read More
Does California Law Protect You Against Pregnancy Discrimination?
If you’re like many people, you know that in many cases, California employment law provides more worker protections than federal law does. But are there any laws in California that protect pregnant workers? Here’s what you need to know. The Inside Scoop on Pregnancy Discrimination Laws in California California law prohibits discrimination against pregnant women in a wide range of … Read More
Can You Be Fired for Being Pregnant?
If you’re like many expectant mothers, you’re wondering whether you can be fired for being pregnant – and the answer is no. Under most circumstances, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act prohibit employers from firing you because you’re pregnant or firing you for pregnancy-related conditions. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t be fired during pregnancy. … Read More
Guide to Pregnancy Discrimination in California
If you’re like many women in California, you know that it’s illegal for an employer to discriminate against you because you’re pregnant, you’ve just had a baby, or you have any medical condition related to pregnancy. But do you know the specifics? Here’s a guide to pregnancy discrimination in California to ensure you understand your rights as a mom-to-be or … Read More
What is an Example of Discrimination in the Workplace?
If you’re like many people in California, you’ve either experienced discrimination in the workplace personally or you’ve seen it happen to someone else – but you may not have recognized it for what it was. Check out these examples of discrimination in the workplace, which can be especially helpful if you’ve been the victim and are considering legal action. What … Read More
California’s Anti-Discrimination Laws vs. Federal Anti-Discrimination Laws
Discrimination in the workplace – whether it’s related to hiring, working or terminating employees – is unlawful at the national level. However, anti-discrimination laws in California take things a step farther than federal laws do. California’s Anti-Discrimination Laws vs. Federal Anti-Discrimination Laws The table below illustrates California’s anti-discrimination laws versus federal anti-discrimination laws. Protected Class Illegal at the Federal Level … Read More
What is Discrimination?
Discrimination is a huge problem in American workplaces, and there’s a good chance that you’ve seen it or experienced it yourself. However, some people aren’t totally clear on the definition of discrimination – or when it’s illegal. So what is discrimination, when is it against the law, and what can you do about it? Here’s what you need to know. … Read More
Types of Discrimination in the Workplace
There are several types of discrimination in the workplace – there shouldn’t be, but there are. When workplace discrimination occurs, it can be blatantly obvious or it can be more subtle… but in either case, it’s important that you know the law is on your side. The most common types of discrimination in the workplace include those related to: Age … Read More
Pregnancy Discrimination: It Happens More Often Than You Think
Pregnancy discrimination is like an unchecked wildfire in the American workplace, from Silicon Valley to Wall Street – and it seems to be getting worse. It occurs when a pregnant woman or even a new mom is passed over for promotion, doesn’t get the raise she deserves, or gets fired for complaining about either of those things; it happens when … Read More
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