A Dos Palos, California-based orchid grower and wholesale distributor was recently sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for violating pregnancy discrimination laws.
Four Dash Dream Plant Inc. employees, who are also mothers, say that the company fired female employees upon their return from maternity leave. And the discrimination and harassment accusations don’t stop there.
If you are employed in California, there are both state and federal employment laws to protect you from pregnancy discrimination. Even so, it’s important to know that this type of workplace discrimination continues to be a problem in California and beyond. In fact, there were over 5000 pregnancy discrimination charges filed with the EEOC in 2013 alone. But how do you know if you’re a victim of pregnancy discrimination?
This article will answer common questions about pregnancy discrimination to help you better understand California employment laws as they relate to pregnancy, maternity leave, and more.
A former employee of North Hollywood’s Xtetic World Inc. has filed an employment discrimination lawsuit alleging that her supervisor suggested she get an abortion, and then fired her for following through with the pregnancy.
The suit states that the former employee, Vanessa Campos, was fired just two days after telling her boss she was pregnant and then advised to get an abortion.
Are you a victim of pregnancy discrimination? Workplace discrimination is occasionally blatant, but more often than not, negative behaviors directed toward you by your employer may leave you wondering if your employee rights have been violated.
It is important to know that pregnancy discrimination violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), as well as the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, Cal. Gov. Code § 12960. In spite of these legal protections, pregnancy discrimination is still an issue for working women. The EEOC reports that the number of pregnancy discrimination charges filed between 2007 and 2011 averaged around 6,000.
If you think you’ve been a victim of pregnancy discrimination at work, it’s important to know that both California and Federal law prohibit private and government employers from engaging in pregnancy-related discriminatory behavior. Unfortunately, these unlawful actions still happen in the workplace, so knowing your rights can help protect you from discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination because of your pregnancy. But how do you know for sure whether or not you’ve been subjected to negative treatment by your employer due to pregnancy?
The information below will offer important facts that California employees should know about pregnancy discrimination in the workplace, when to hire a pregnancy discrimination attorney to help you file a complaint, and how to start the filing process.