Being pregnant is something that some women look forward to. The thought of starting a family or expanding their family makes them very excited. The joy might turn to trepidation when she realizes that her pregnancy isn't really welcome news.
Some female employees in California may be among the 42 percent who reported facing gender discrimination on the job in a Pew Research Center survey. Conducted in the summer of 2017, the study identified a number of different types of gender discrimination and asked almost 5,000 people about their ideas on and experiences of gender discrimination.
Workplace discrimination based on the protected status of workers is illegal in California under state and federal law. There have been questions about whether the prohibition against sex-based discrimination covers discrimination against workers based on their sexual orientation.
On Oct. 31. the U.S. Equal Employment Commission said that a California company was responsible for paying $45,000 after it was accused of pregnancy discrimination. The EEOC stepped in after the company reportedly refused to make accommodations for an employee who became pregnant, placing her on involuntary leave of absence instead.
You’re a person who believes that if you see something, you should say something. That’s likely what led you to blow the whistle on your employer for an unlawful workplace policy or unfair treatment of employees – even if you weren’t affected.
California is one of several states in which laws have been established to protect transgender employees. In some cases nationwide, gender discrimination laws have been interpreted to include people who have gender dysphoria. Furthermore, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act also protects people from discrimination based on gender transition as well as sex discrimination. However, the federal government does not believe this is the case. It also may be possible for a person with gender dysphoria to pursue a disability claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act.