California offers some of the most progressive protections for pregnant women and new mothers in the workplace. Employers must provide women with reasonable workplace accommodations related to pregnancy and motherhood. Under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), reasonable accommodations may include leaves of absence for medical appointments, job restructuring and additional breaks. While the federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) mandates that employers offer medical leave following the birth of a baby, California law also requires employers to make workplace accommodations for pregnant and nursing women.
Employers Must Further Provide Workplace Accommodations for Women with Disabilities Related to Pregnancy
Impairments resulting from pregnancy may be disabilities under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), and may require that your employer provide further accommodations for a disability related to pregnancy. Employees suffering from a disability related to pregnancy are entitled to the same benefits received by other employees with medical conditions or disabilities.
Protecting You From Pregnancy Discrimination
If you are pregnant or a new mother and your employer has not provided you with reasonable accommodations, your civil rights may be violated. The attorneys at the California Civil Rights Law Group are ready to stand up for your rights. We can help you get the accommodations you need and the justice you deserve. Our San Francisco Bay Area attorneys offer a free consultation. Contact us today.