Protecting Your Job During Maternity Leave
Unfortunately, employers sometimes treat employees who are pregnant or who have recently given birth in a detrimental manner. Either they won't give you leave, won't keep your job open for your return, or sometimes they fire you outright. The law, however, may protect your right to have a child without being treated in a discriminatory manner.
If you are in this situation, you need a lawyer focused on employees' rights. The Law Offices of Alan Adelman in San Francisco focuses exclusively on handling employment law cases on behalf of employees, including employees who are pregnant and in need of accommodation or maternity leave due to a pregnancy or childbirth. My exclusive focus on employees' rights keeps me up to date with the legal developments in California and on the federal level.
The Legal Landscape
When an employer denies your right to maternity leave, you might have a discrimination case. Occasionally an employer may retaliate against you for demanding leave, and sometimes this retaliation leads to wrongful termination.
The law may protect your rights as an employee to have a child without being treated in a detrimental manner by your employer. Contact attorney Alan Adelman to discuss the specifics of your situation.
The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requires covered employers to give eligible employees leave for the birth of a child. Employers do not generally have to pay you for all of this time off, but the availability of the leave is still required. There are often benefits to be found for this time off from state disability insurance or other sources.
California laws regarding pregnancy leave are also protective of pregnant employees' rights. In fact, under California law, many new parents are entitled to extra time for bonding with their new child and state disability insurance benefits may be available as well.
Contact Alan Adelman, Bay Area Discrimination Attorney
I have been protecting employees' rights in San Francisco, California and the greater Bay Area for 18 years. My experience and background as a passionate litigator enhances my ability to negotiate with employers effectively, and to aggressively fight for your rights in court when necessary. Contact Alan Adelman today.