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Pregnancy Discrimination Proudly Serving All of California

Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyer in Sacramento

Fighting for the Rights of Workers for over 20 Years

If you have experienced pregnancy discrimination in the workplace, you need an employment law attorney who is willing to fight to protect your rights. At the Law Office of Jeffrey D. Fulton, our Sacramento pregnancy discrimination attorney is ready to go to war for you. We have a proven track record of securing relief for our clients and helping them recover the remedies they deserve.

Call (916) 318-3388 or contact us online to discuss your case with a knowledgeable legal advocate who can guide you every step of the way.

Understanding Pregnancy Discrimination

When women, whether job applicants or employees, are treated unfavorably based on pregnancy, childbirth, or related conditions, an employer may be in violation of state and federal pregnancy discrimination laws.

Pregnancy discrimination can take many forms, including:

  • An employer refuses to hire an applicant who is pregnant
  • An employer demotes or fires a pregnant employee
  • An employer fails to treat a pregnant employee the same as other employees with temporary disabilities
  • An employer does not allow an employee who took pregnancy-related leave to return to the same or similar job

Under law, pregnancy-related conditions may be considered a temporary disability. Employers must treat pregnant employees the same as those with other temporary disabilities. A failure to do so can result in a pregnancy discrimination claim.

Workplace Accommodations for Pregnant Women

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, employers must treat pregnant employees who can no longer perform their job functions in the same manner as they treat other employees who are temporarily incapable of doing their job tasks. This could involve giving the individual modified tasks or alternative assignments. For example, if you are no longer able to perform heavy lifting, your employer might resolve the situation by shifting some of your job duties to other workers or permitting you to transfer to a vacant position.

What Happens to My Salary While I am on Pregnancy Leave?

According to labor laws, employers are not required to offer paid leave during or after pregnancy. However, any benefits, including paid leave, that your employer offers to those who cannot work for health reasons must also be made available to pregnant women and new mothers who temporarily cannot work. For example, if an employee receives disability pay during their recovery from surgery, women should receive an offer of the same pay during recovery from childbirth. If your employer doesn’t offer any protections for disabled individuals, you may still have the option to use sick leave or vacation leave to maintain an income while you are off work for pregnancy.

Get an Experienced Attorney on Your Side

Filing a claim for any type of workplace discrimination can be a challenge on your own. Our Sacramento pregnancy discrimination lawyer is here to help you navigate the complex process as you pursue a favorable outcome.


If you believe you are a victim of pregnancy discrimination in Sacramento, call the Law Office of Jeffrey D. Fulton today at (916) 318-3388.


Aggressive Litigation that Gets Results

Our Victories
  • Sexual Harassment Case Successful Verdict

    Favorable sexual harassment verdict for a low wage fast-food worker.

  • Wage Case Successful Verdict

    Favorable verdict on behalf of an employee for failure to pay wages owed.

  • Sexual Harassment Case Successful Settlement

    Significant confidential settlement for a victim of sexual harassment in a healthcare setting.

  • Reimbursement Case $800,000 Settlement

    $800,000 settlement on behalf of class members in failure to reimburse expenses case.

  • Whistleblower Case $1.5 Million Verdict

    $1.5 million verdict on behalf of whistleblower clients against public entity.

  • Wage & Reimbursement Case $2.5 Million Settlement

    $2.5 million settlement on behalf of class members in failure to pay wages and reimburse expenses case.

  • Reimbursement Case $2.5 Million Settlement

    $2.5 million settlement on behalf of class members in failure to reimburse expenses case.

  • Discrimination Case $1.7 Million Verdict

    Assisted in obtaining a verdict for $1.7 million in an employment discrimination case

  • Reimbursement Case $600,000 Settlement

    $600,000 settlement on behalf of class members in failure to reimburse expenses case.

  • Case Against Public Employer $500,000 Settlement

    $500,000 settlement and dismissal of adverse action in a case against a public employer.

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Clients Tell Their Stories

Testimonials
  • “He spent so much time with me and really did a great job explaining every little detail to me. I would highly recommend him to anyone!”

    - Lisa B.
  • “Mr. Fulton was caring and took the time to understand everything about the case. I never felt rushed, he always clarified things for me if I had any questions. The whole process was very nerve-racking, and Jeff was very calming.”

    - Previous Client
  • “Jeff spent a lot of time with me on the phone and in person, making sure that I ALWAYS knew what was going on or what was going to happen with our case. They made sure I understood everything clearly and fought for a fair result in the end.”

    - Beth
  • “I understood the law and my rights so that I could go forward without being intimidated. I appreciated the time he took to explain the finer points of employment law to me.”

    - Christine H.
  • “Jeff and his team have empathy, compassion, and just a friendly way about them that is so friendly. I thank them for helping me and in more ways than financially. I can truly say this law office changed my life.”

    - Previous Client
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WHEN YOU NEED A CHAMPION, WE'RE HERE FOR YOU

What You Can Expect With Us
  • Over 20 Years of Legal Experience

    With extensive employment law experience in and out of the courtroom, Mr. Fulton is well-equipped to help you navigate your case.

  • An Aggressive Litigator with a Compassionate Ear

    As an attorney with extensive trial experience, Mr. Fulton will not only listen to your concerns but will also fight for your cause.

  • Free Initial Case Evaluations

    You won't have to pay for the first discussion about your case with our attorney.

  • Affordable Legal Services

    In most cases, you don't pay unless we win. If you just need legal advice, we offer affordable consultations.

COUNT ON US TO TREAT YOU WITH RESPECT AND GO TO WAR FOR YOU

Schedule a free initial case evaluation with Jeffrey D. Fulton today to discuss your case.