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Experienced San Francisco Attorneys — Sex and Pregnancy Discrimination Claims

Last updated on May 24, 2023

The employment discrimination attorneys at Lawless, Lawless & McGrath represent women in sex discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, and retaliation claims. If you believe that you have suffered discrimination on the job on the basis of your sex or for having taken advantage of your rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), or the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA),
contact Lawless, Lawless & McGrath today.

Talk with Our California Sex Discrimination Lawyers

As women, we can listen to your story with compassion and understanding. As experienced trial lawyers, we can zero in on facts critical to your claim and explain to you your options, your opportunities and the risks. Claims involving family leave, including maternity leave and time off to care for an elderly parent, are governed by confusing, overlapping state laws. We can help you determine the amount of leave to which you are entitled under your circumstances. We encourage women asserting their rights under the CFRA and the FEHA to consult with an attorney familiar with both statutes so that they understand their rights precisely.

Our sex discrimination attorneys represent women with employment discrimination claims involving:

  • Wrongful termination of employment on the basis of sex or gender
  • Employer’s refusal to grant time off for medical appointments
  • Retaliation, including discharge after asserting your rights under state or federal family leave law
  • Employer’s refusal to accommodate medical conditions, including pregnancy or maternity-related disabilities identified by your physician
  • Termination during maternity leave or termination shortly after your return from maternity leave

Lawless, Lawless & McGrath has successfully represented numerous employees who have claims against their employers under the California Equal Pay Act, Labor Code Section 1197.5 which essentially requires equal pay for equal work. For example, women who are performing substantially similar work based on skill, effort and responsibility under similar working conditions as men must be compensated equally to their male counterparts where there are no bona fide factors justifying unequal disparity in pay. If you believe you are not being paid equally based on your gender, race, or ethnicity, we can help you determine if you have a claim under the EPA and, if so, help you pursue damages against your employer.

We also represent women in cases concerning an employer’s failure to promote, refusal to hire, or disparate treatment. For further information about our ability to represent you in a sex discrimination or pregnancy discrimination in employment case, contact the California pregnancy rights attorneys at Lawless, Lawless & McGrath.

The San Francisco pregnancy discrimination lawyers at Lawless, Lawless & McGrath represent employees in workplace discrimination cases involving sex discrimination, family medical leave, maternity leave, and other forms of employment discrimination based on sex, pregnancy, pregnancy-related disability, parental obligations or status as a mother. Our sex discrimination attorneys serve clients throughout California.