Rights to leave for pregnant women

Los Angeles pregnancy discrimination lawyer

When it comes to taking time off work to give birth and begin raising a newborn, three primary laws impact the rights of women in California. Those are the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the state’s Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL). California Family Rights Act and Family […]

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Employment Attorney Explains Pregnancy Discrimination

EMPLOYEE RIGHTS ALBUM COVER

In California, it is illegal for an employer to fire, demote or discriminate an employee because she is pregnant. There are a range of laws that protect pregnant employees that come into effect once the worker has made the employer aware of her pregnancy. This can be done verbally, over email or in a formal […]

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Judge rules a former principal’s pregnancy discrimination lawsuit can go to trial

Judge rules a former principal’s pregnancy discrimination lawsuit can go to trial

Allowing the case to go to trial, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge sided with an ex-principal who alleges she experienced retaliation after filing an internal complaint for pregnancy discrimination. The school district’s lawyers had argued Christine Castillo, the former principal, waited too long to file the lawsuit. They also contested Castillo’s claim she was […]

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Yoga guru sued for pregnancy discrimination and wrongful termination

Pregnancy Discrimination and Wrongful Termination

Yoga instructor and yoga school administrator Sharon Clerkin filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against yoga guru Bikram Choudhury after she was allegedly terminated for becoming pregnant. The lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. On November 26, 2016, a California judge ordered Clerkin’s employer, Choudhury, who recently moved to India to be deposed via […]

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