Pregnancy Discrimination Attorney

There are laws in place to protect pregnant women from discrimination in the workplace. Nonetheless, many face harassment, mistreatment, or wrongful termination.

You do not have to tolerate this kind of treatment. Pregnancy discrimination lawyer Gregory Thyberg can help you defend your rights. Request a free and confidential consultation at our employment law office in Sacramento, CA, today.

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Defining Pregnancy Discrimination

Pregnancy discrimination is a form of sex-based employment discrimination that is illegal on the state and federal levels. The term applies to unfair treatment related to:

  • Past, current, and future pregnancy
  • Pregnancy-related medical conditions and disabilities (e.g. preeclampsia, gestational diabetes)
  • Birth control
  • Abortion
  • Breastfeeding
  • Reasonable accommodations

If you have been subject to workplace discrimination related to any of the circumstances listed above, it is in your best interest to contact Mr. Gregory Thyberg, our pregnancy discrimination attorney. He will meet with you for a completely confidential and free consultation at our Sacramento, CA, employment law office, where he will hear your story and help you determine whether you have grounds to move forward with a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit.

Additional California Protections The State of California goes even further with protections for pregnant employees with these laws:

Fair Housing and Employment Act

California’s Fair Housing and Employment Act (FEHA) prohibits employers from discriminating against pregnant employees on the basis of pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions and requires the provision of reasonable accommodations. 

Pregnancy Disability Leave Law

A part of the FEHA, the Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL) Law requires that California employers with five or more employees afford eligible employees up to four months of unpaid pregnancy disability leave to attend to pregnancy-related conditions.

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Let Mr. Thyberg Help You Protect Your Rights

Request a Free and Confidential Case Review

Despite the many laws designed to protect pregnant women in the workplace, the reality is that discriminatory behaviors occur each and every day in workplaces in California and across the nation. However, you do not have to suffer as a silent victim to these injustices. 

Attorney Gregory Thyberg in Sacramento takes the rights of pregnant women and working mothers very seriously. He is prepared to help you shine a light on the unfair treatment you have suffered and hold responsible parties accountable under the law.

Please send us an online message or call our Sacramento employment law office to request your complimentary consultation.

(916) 204-9173

Why Trust Thyberg Law With Your Pregnancy Discrimination Case?

A Focus on Employment Law

Thyberg Law exclusively focuses on matters of employment law with a special emphasis on combatting discrimination in the workplace. The team at our Sacramento employment law office is deeply familiar with the complexities this particular area of law carries. We leverage our knowledge of state and federal laws to help our clients build the strongest possible cases.

Free Consultations

It's in your best interest to contact an employment law attorney the moment you suspect or identify discrimination on the part of your employer or other employees. However, Thyberg Law doesn't believe it's fair to make a prospective client pay just to learn about their options. Our law firm will not charge you a single dollar for this initial case review, even if you decide to move forward in a different direction. 

Contingency Services

If you do choose to retain Mr. Gregory Thyberg as your pregnancy discrimination lawyer, you will not pay for his legal services unless he secures an outcome in your favor. Any payment he does receive will be a reasonable portion of your verdict or settlement. Our team isn't in this for the money—we believe regular people like you deserve to have their voices heard in the face of discrimination, and we use our knowledge and resources to make that possible.

5-Star Reviews For Our Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyer


Jada Hoye

Sacramento, CA

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Gregory Thyberg is a great lawyer. He was on top of things since the day i came to him for help. He is a very dedicated, intelligent and patient lawyer. I came to him for employment law and we got justice! I recommend Gregory to anyone who needs a trusting lawyer.

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After leaving a brief phone message, I was pleased to receive a return phone call much sooner than anticipated, and having an excellent conversation with Mr. Thyberg. We briefly covered the aspects of my problem, he gave me sound advice on how to proceed, and I have a peace of mind I did not have only moments earlier. I was left with the impression that if and when it were to come to it, Mr. Thyberg would provide excellent representation.

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What Workplace Pregnancy Discrimination Can Look Like

Refusal to Hire

Employers are not allowed to deny a job applicant on the basis of pregnancy or plans to become pregnant in the near future.

Wrongful Termination

It may be a case of wrongful termination if a pregnant employee suspects she has been fired on the basis of pregnancy or a pregnancy-related disability or medical condition, especially if a non-pregnant coworker with similar duties retains their job.

Employee Harassment

It is considered workplace discrimination if coworkers physically, sexually, or verbally harass or bully a pregnant woman because of her pregnancy or a medical condition related to pregnancy. 

Refusal of Reasonable Accommodations

Workplaces must provide reasonable break time and private, non-bathroom areas for nursing mothers to pump breast milk.

Unreasonable Change in Duties

It can be discriminatory for a boss to refuse to let a pregnant woman carry out her regular work responsibilities, even if they have her best interests at heart.

FMLA Violations

It may be a violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act if an employer refuses to reinstate, demotes, or otherwise discriminates against a mother once her leave period is over.

A Look at the Numbers: Pregnancy Discrimination Is a Real Concern

A 2022 survey found that 20% of mothers report having faced pregnancy-related discrimination in the workplace. In addition, 23% of respondents said that they had considered leaving their jobs due to fear of discrimination or a lack of reasonable accommodations.
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Thyberg Law

Since 1981, Gregory A. Thyberg has been providing legal services to clients throughout Sacramento. With a focus on employment law, he can help you find a solution when facing discrimination, harassment, or other workplace injustices. Mr. Thyberg is affiliated with organizations like the:

  • California Bar Association
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyer’s Association

If you're experiencing unlawful discrimination in the workplace, request a consultation with Mr. Thyberg or call (916) 204-9173.

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