In California, residents are supposed to be able to apply for any job you want without facing discrimination. Unfortunately, not every company will oblige by these laws. At the Law Office of Jeffrey D. Fulton, we take your ability to work where you want seriously. We will provide plenty of information to help you avoid being unfairly discriminated against.
A type of discrimination that isn’t discussed as frequently as that against sex or race is the discrimination pregnant people face. Legally, if you are pregnant, you should still be allowed to either continue working at your current job or apply to new jobs without your pregnancy hurting your chances of contending.
Unfortunately, employers will use all sorts of reasons to avoid pregnant people. They may not want to hire or promote someone who is pregnant, with one of the most commonly used reasons being that they don’t want to lose you if you decide to quit after giving birth. Many also don’t want to lose an employee even in the short-term. For example, if you were to take maternity leave, they might find it troublesome.
In some situations, pregnant people who are already employed may actually be pressured by an employer to leave their job due to the pregnancy. This unfair treatment at work can put extra stress on you that you simply shouldn’t have to deal with, especially during an already stressful time.
If you are facing discrimination because you are pregnant, consider taking a look at our web page on workplace discrimination, linked above.