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The Most Common Violations of the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993

Posted on March 30, 2020
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The Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) aims to help employees balance their work and family lives. To do this, the act grants certain kinds of workers unpaid leave for family or medical reasons. Eligible employees can take up to 12 weeks of this job-protected leave per year. During this time, an employee retains any group health benefits they are currently enrolled in. Unfortunately, violations of this act are common and … Read More

What Are My Rights as a Pregnant Employee in California?

Posted on February 11, 2020
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According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), almost 47 percent of workers in the nation are women. Many of these women will become pregnant at least once during their working years.  Historically, pregnant women have been subjected to unwarranted harassment and discrimination by their employers.  Fortunately, both federal and state laws exist to help pregnant employees fight back for their rights. Yet, even with these strict laws in place, pregnancy discrimination … Read More

Signs of Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

Posted on January 24, 2020

In 1978, Congress expanded the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). This expansion was a response to two unfavorable Supreme Court rulings in the 1960s. Now, our attorneys continue this fight for the rights of pregnant workers. If you are experiencing signs of pregnancy discrimination in the workplace, then a Los Angeles pregnancy discrimination lawyer will help you review your options during a free consultation. What … Read More

Am I Eligible for Pregnancy Disability Leave in California?

Posted on September 4, 2014

Pregnancy is a protected trait under the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”). This means that you have pregnant employee rights and an employer may not discriminate against you due to your pregnancy. You cannot be fired because of taking a leave from your job due to pregnancy. In addition, you may be entitled to certain benefits while on pregnancy leave. Eligibility for Pregnancy Disability Leave in California Not every woman who … Read More

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