Goldman Sachs is being accused of gender discrimination after a vice president lost her job while on maternity leave. The former vice president is seeking over $15 million in damages, alleging she was fired because she took the entire four-month paid leave that the company offers, according to
In California, there are several laws in place protecting the rights of pregnant women in the workforce. Some of these laws protect women from being fired for being pregnant. However, that does not mean a pregnant woman cannot be legally fired for other reasons.
Firing someone because she is pregnant or because she took family or medical leave are acts of discrimination.
Also, depending on your situation, there are other
If you think you have been discriminated against because of pregnancy, you may consider legal action. Welcoming a new child into your life should be a joyful occasion. It should not be the reason you lose your job.