What is the process for filing a pregnancy discrimination claim?



What is the process for filing a pregnancy discrimination claim?

If you have been the victim of pregnancy discrimination, there are steps you can take to hold your employer accountable. However, the process of pursuing a California pregnancy discrimination claim may seem overwhelming. The employment lawyers at the McCormack Law Firm represent workers in California pregnancy discrimination claims, helping them navigate this challenging time.

In 2019 Governor Newsom signed legislation that increased the amount of time employees have to file cases of employment discrimination to three years after the discrimination occurs. However, for certain categories of employees, the period of time may be much shorter. In spite of the time limit, it is best to contact an attorney as soon as possible after discrimination occurs, in order to be sure that witnesses' memories and key evidence are preserved.

Before an employee can file a lawsuit for pregnancy discrimination, or related wrongful termination, she must first submit a claim with a state or Federal agency such as the DFEH and EEOC. These agencies simply do not have the resources to investigate and resolve all of the claims they receive. After filing a claim, you may wait several months or more to receive an answer, and the agencies do not pursue the vast majority of claims. This does not mean that you do not have a good case. At the McCormack Law Firm, we can handle this administrative process for you. We will obtain a right-to-sue letter from the government and promptly file a lawsuit in court.

The process for filing a pregnancy discrimination claim can be complex. However, working with an experienced San Francisco employment lawyer can help simplify the process. We will work with you to achieve your goals, whether that is a court trial or a faster negotiated settlement to your case.

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