In California, the laws that protect employees are constantly changing. At Toni Jaramilla, A Professional Law Corporation, in Los Angeles, we use in-depth knowledge of these changing laws to protect women who have experienced discrimination in the workplace.
Pregnancy Discrimination — Pregnancy Family Medical Leave
Pregnancy discrimination is more common in the workplace than many people think. Often, it occurs when a well-respected employee is treated differently after announcing that she is pregnant. After the announcement or after a maternity leave, the employee is treated as if she is no longer focused on her career.
There are many ways women experience pregnancy discrimination:
- She may be passed over for promotions.
- Her hours may be decreased.
- She may be told that her job is no longer available after maternity leave.
- She may be demoted.
- Her workload may be increased or she may be pushed by her employer into quitting.
- She is denied the 12 weeks of maternity leave that she should have received under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or the California Family Rights Act (CFRA).
If pregnancy discrimination has happened to you, you can take action. Talk with a Los Angeles pregnancy discrimination lawyer or the experienced legal support staff at Toni Jaramilla, A Professional Law Corporation. We can explain the law and fight hard to protect your rights under it.
Gender Discrimination — Los Angeles Gender Discrimination Attorney
Gender identity can be a complex and sensitive issue in the workplace. Individuals who do not conform to traditional gender roles often face discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Men who are not "masculine," women who are not "feminine," and individuals in the process of transitioning between genders often experience illegal actions on behalf of their employers and coworkers.
If you have been harmed, you should know that the law protects you. The attorneys at Toni Jaramilla, A Professional Law Corporation, can make sure that the law is enforced. We take forceful action on behalf of people who have experienced gender discrimination. Our actions send a clear message to employers: Discrimination is never acceptable in the workplace.
Contact a Los Angeles Pregnancy or Gender Discrimination Attorney
If you are facing gender or pregnancy discrimination at work, take action. Contact the lawyers at Toni Jaramilla, A Professional Law Corporation. We are available at 310-551-3020 or you can contact us online.