Disability & Pregnancy Discrimination

We Will Protect Your Rights

If your employer discriminated against you because of a disability, or because you are pregnant, the law is on your side. The most important thing you can do is talk to an experienced California employment law attorney.

The attorneys at Rothschild & Alwill, APC, have more than 25 years of combined legal experience. We know how to help you resolve this problem.

Our disability discrimination lawyers help workers in and around Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria and Bakersfield. Do not be afraid to contact us. Your employer can't fire you for trying to protect your civil rights.

Legal Tip: Disability discrimination is illegal, plain and simple. Employers don't have the right to discriminate against applicants or even ask applicants or workers about their disabilities (employers may ask workers whether they can perform job duties). Employers also must reasonably accommodate workers with disabilities - by providing special equipment, flexible scheduling and more - so they can perform their job duties.

How We Can Help

Pregnancy Discrimination: If you think an employer fired you or mistreated you because of your pregnancy, we will assess whether you have a claim under California's Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) or federal law.

You might have a claim if you were fired or demoted, not hired for a position for which you were qualified or not allowed to return to work after maternity leave.

If you were denied pregnancy leave in the first place, we will help you get the leave you deserve. We will also protect your right to return to your current position after the leave.

Disability Discrimination: The federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state law ban disability discrimination - both on the job and in hiring.

If you need your employer to make accommodations so that you can do your job, or if you need to hold your employer responsible for treating you unfairly because of a real or perceived disability, we will help you.

Don't Hesitate To Get Legal Help | Contact Us Today

Your employer can't retaliate against you for talking to us about your rights. When you are off work, fill out this online form or call 805-695-2827 to reach us in Santa Barbara or 661-268-6242 to reach us in Bakersfield. We will provide you with a free and confidential legal consultation.