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Family, Medical, & Pregnancy Leaves of Absence Violations in Ventura County and Surrounding Areas

  • Have you been wrongfully fired or demoted because you asked for medical leave?
  • Have you been denied medical leave to which you were entitled?
  • Were you fired after the employer learned of your pregnancy?
  • Did you become ill, or were you injured and then fired?

If so, you aren’t alone, but you do need help.

It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee based on pregnancy, a complication of pregnancy, or childbirth. An employer must make reasonable accommodations for a pregnant employee.

Where a pregnant employee is working a job that causes physical strain or stress, she can request to be moved to a different role.This is called “accommodation” and the failure, to accommodate a pregnant employee in this manner is illegal discrimination. 

Once the baby is born, an employer must allow a qualified employee to take bonding leave.

Under the California Family Rights Act, a woman has up to 12 weeks of leave following childbirth. Under the California Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL), an employee can get up to four months of leave if she is disabled by her pregnancy or a pregnancy-related medical condition

Statute of Limitations Warning

There are limited time periods, or deadlines, for filing claims.

If you don’t file in a timely manner with the appropriate internal office, outside agency, or civil court, you may lose the right to seek redress for the claim. Do not wait to consult with a lawyer.

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