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Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyer

Proudly Serving California Workers Wrongfully Terminated

Women who are pregnant, planning on getting pregnant or have recently given birth are protected against discrimination and wrongful termination by various laws, including the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Despite these protections, however, women still end up being the targets of wrongful termination and pregnancy discrimination year after year in the U.S.

If you have been the target of a wrongful termination due to pregnancy, our Orange County pregnancy discrimination attorneys can help you secure the justice and compensation you deserve.

In fact, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reports that:

• Over the past decade, the number of pregnancy discrimination claims it has received has increased significantly, jumping up about 30 percent;
• Many of these new claims involve allegations of wrongful termination.

While wrongful termination and pregnancy discrimination can be upsetting and costly, it’s important for women who are the targets of these adverse employment actions to remember that:
• They are not alone.
• They have rights.
• They can get effective, experienced help defending their rights – and holding their employers accountable for violating these rights – by retaining the trusted Orange County pregnancy discrimination attorneys at Tous Law.

Signs of Wrongful Termination Related to Pregnancy Discrimination

You may have been wrongfully fired and the target of pregnancy discrimination if you were:
• Fired after you informed your employer of your pregnancy and/or intentions to take maternity leave.
• Fired because your employer was trying to avoid providing you with health care insurance & benefits after learning of your pregnancy.
• Fired after refusing to agree to reduced workloads or refusing to take maternity leave.
• Fired after filing a pregnancy discrimination claim against your employer.
• “Constructively discharged” as a result of a hostile work environment.

Here, it should be noted that:

• Wrongful termination due to pregnancy discrimination can occur in many other ways than those listed above.
• In some cases, employers may give false reasons for terminating pregnant workers, and getting to the bottom of why these firings really occurred can reveal when women have wrongful termination and pregnancy discrimination claims.
• There are strict time frames for pursuing wrongful termination and pregnancy discrimination claims, don’t put off your claim.

Orange County Pregnancy Discrimination Attorneys at Tous Law.

Have you been fired from a job due to pregnancy or childbirth? If so, the trusted Orange County pregnancy discrimination attorneys at Tous Law are here for you, ready to start helping you get on the path to compensation and justice.

If you believe you have been harassed or discriminated against at work because of your pregnancy, it would be in your best interest to take a number of steps to protect your rights. Keep a good record of the details including dates, time, places, and witnesses. Keep a copy of your notes at home where it is readily accessible. If you are in a union, talk to a union representative. Keep a record of your work. Save copies of your evaluations as well as any emails or memos that show you are good at what you do. This is because, sometimes, supervisors may defend their actions by saying that your job performance wasn’t satisfactory.

Take time for yourself. Build a support network of friends and family members who are empathetic. Find a way to minimize stress, eat healthily and get plenty of rest. Contact an experienced Orange County employment attorney who will remain on your side, fight for your rights, and help ensure that you receive maximum compensation for your losses. Call Tous Law at 714-766-0264 for a free, comprehensive and confidential consultation.

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Huntington Beach, California 92649

Office: 714-377-1068

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Email: gbeilfuss@touslaw.com

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