Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyer | Santa Clarita

Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyer | Santa Clarita

For many working women, pregnancy isn't just about expecting a baby. It's about addressing unanticipated hurdles at work—like discrimination. Are you facing bias in your workplace during your pregnancy?

A Santa Clarita pregnancy discrimination lawyer specializes in handling pregnancy-related discrimination and can guide you through your rights and defensive strategies. At Starpoint Law, LC, our experienced team is here to back you up.

We're not just lawyers but steadfast advocates passionate about protecting employee rights. We're here to steer you through the legal maze, fight for fairness, and end these discriminatory workplace practices. Pregnancy is a time for joy, not for battling workplace injustice.

Don't let discriminatory acts at work affect your career or peace of mind. Contact Starpoint LC today; we’ll work with you to hold your employer accountable.

What Is Workplace Pregnancy Discrimination?

Workplace pregnancy discrimination is a demoralizing and insidious problem that occurs when employers treat expectant or new mothers unfavorably because of their pregnancy, childbirth, or any related medical conditions.

This bias can creep into various aspects of employment, from hiring and firing to promotions, job assignments, and benefits. Unfortunately, it's not always obvious; the subtleties of workplace dynamics often mask it.

For example, pregnant employees may find their contributions suddenly undervalued, their advancement opportunities blocked, or their requests for reasonable accommodations overlooked. Such discrimination undermines the employee's rights, uproots the organizational culture, and is illegal.

In the United States, federal protections like the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and provisions under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ACA) safeguard the rights of pregnant employees.

On a state level, the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) also provide pregnant employees with reasonable accommodations beyond what federal laws require. These legal frameworks work to ensure that pregnancy does not become a barrier to a woman's economic security or career progression.

How Can a Santa Clarita Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyer at Starpoint LC Help Me with My Discrimination Claim?

The skilled pregnancy discrimination lawyers at Starpoint LC understand pregnancy discrimination and all it entails. We can help you navigate the legal system surrounding employment law, ensuring that your rights are protected. As your advocates, the following are a few of the many ways we can offer assistance.

Free Consultation to Begin Your Journey

Understanding your rights is the first step towards justice. Starpoint LC offers complimentary consultations so you can tell us about your situation. This no-obligation talk is an opportunity for us to understand what you’re going through and for you to understand your legal options and how the firm can assist you in achieving a just resolution.

Personalized Legal Advice

We understand that every pregnancy discrimination case is unique. Keeping this in mind, we will listen to your story, evaluate your situation’s nuances, and provide tailored legal advice that fits your circumstances. This customized approach ensures that your legal strategy is as individual as you are, crafted to support your specific needs and objectives.

Comprehensive Legal Representation

Starpoint Law offers outstanding legal representation, ensuring your voice is heard, and your case is presented with clarity and strength. From the moment you file a complaint to potential court appearances, our team will be with you every step of the way. Knowing that your case is in capable hands offers the confidence and peace of mind you need during this trying time.

Employer and Human Resources Liaison

Starting a conversation with your employer and HR department can be intimidating. When you hire one of our skilled advocates to be your pregnancy discrimination attorney, they will act as your intermediary, advocating for your rights tactfully and professionally. They’ll handle the uncomfortable part so you can focus on your well-being.

Help with Documentation and Evidence Collection

Documenting discrimination can be overwhelming. However, collecting supportive data is crucial for building a solid case. To this end, we can help you gather necessary evidence, from emails and witness statements to company policies, ensuring we back your claim with compelling, supportive proof.

Negotiation Skills for Fair Settlements

Our lawyers bring a sharp sense of strategy and expert negotiation skills to the table. They will advocate on your behalf to secure a settlement that acknowledges the injustice you've faced and compensates you fairly, always with your best interest at the forefront.

Keeping You Informed from Start to Finish

Starpoint Law is committed to keeping you informed about the progress of your case throughout the legal process. We believe in candid communication. To ensure transparency, we will talk you through every step so you understand how each decision we make affects your case’s outcome.

Post-Settlement Support

The end of your legal case doesn't mean the end of the road. Starpoint LC provides post-settlement support to help you transition back into your work life. We can also assist with any additional legal matters arising from the settlement.


What Are Examples of Pregnancy Discrimination at Work?

Being refused time off or not being provided with reasonable accommodations, reducing an employee's hours or pay without justification, disciplinary actions that are not justified or warranted, offensive or insensitive comments about pregnancy, and termination because of pregnancy are all examples of unfair and illegal practices. If you are unsure if your employer’s actions amount to discrimination, a skilled lawyer at Starpoint Law can review your case, explain the law, and walk you through your rights.

What Should I Do If I Suspect Pregnancy Discrimination at Work?

Document everything, including instances of discrimination, performance reviews, and any communication related to your pregnancy. Then consult a pregnancy discrimination lawyer at Starpoint Law as soon as possible.

Can I Afford a Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyer?

Many pregnancy discrimination lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means they only get paid if you win your case. Some may offer sliding scale fees based on your income or charge a flat fee or hourly rate. At Starpoint Law, we offer free consultations where you can discuss our payment structures and ensure you understand all our fees.

Can My Employer Retaliate Against Me for Filing a Discrimination Claim?

No. Employers cannot retaliate against employees who assert their rights under anti-discrimination laws. If they do, they can be subject to additional legal action.

What Kind of Compensation Can I Receive If My Pregnancy Discrimination Case Is Successful? 

Compensation may include back pay, reinstatement, promotion, compensatory damages for pain and suffering, attorney's fees, and punitive damages if the discrimination was especially egregious.

What Can I Do If I Experience Pregnancy Discrimination But My Employer Denies It?

The team at Starpoint Law can help you gather evidence and build a solid case to demonstrate your employer’s discriminatory acts. They can also represent you in legal proceedings where a judge or jury will assess the evidence. Regardless of whether your employer owns up to their bad behavior, if you’ve been treated unlawfully because of your pregnancy, we’re here to fight for you.

Call Starpoint LC Today

Our firm only accepts cases that we are confident we can win. As a result, we’ve secured over $11 million in settlements for our clients. If you believe you are the victim of pregnancy discrimination, contact us as soon as possible so we can help you understand and protect your rights. We offer free consultations and are looking forward to working with you.