Experienced & Aggressive Employment Lawyers in Los Angeles

About Being Fired For Taking Pregnancy Medical Leave

Unfortunately, pregnancy discrimination is prevalent in the workplace.  During the joyous and stressful time of being pregnant, women are often refused pregnancy and disability leave they are entitled to, retaliated against, and even terminated because their employers do not want to be inconvenienced.  Both Federal and California law prevent such actions.  

If you or someone you know has been fired or mistreated because of their disability or fired while on disability or pregnancy leave, please contact us for a free confidential consultation.

Cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid after you do. Consultations/communications can be virtual if preferred.

“Emanuel Shirazi went above and beyond on my case. My employer treated me so unfairly and I felt like I had no where to turn. I met with Emanuel and he told me: I’ve got your back. This guy is a pit bull who never stops fighting for his clients. So glad he was on my side and not vice versa. Trust me, Emanuel won’t let you down.”

Case Focus: Sherry

Disability Law - Pregnancy Medical Leave - Sherry

Sherry went on an approved pregnancy and disability leave.  But, before she could return to work, she was suddenly terminated via mail, with a letter stating that her employer could not wait any longer for her to come back.

The employer’s actions violated California law in many ways including: (1) failing to provide the required 4 months of Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDLL); (2) refusing to provide family leave/child bonding time off under the California Family Rights Act (CFRA); (3) not engaging in the interactive process about her current medical needs; and (4) not providing a reasonable accommodation for the temporary disability she was still recovering from.  

We obtained justice for Sherry for her employer’s despicable and outrageous wrongful termination.  

If you believe you have been wrongfully terminated, retaliated, or discriminated  against based on a protected category such as pregnancy, disability or medical condition, give us a call at 310-400-5891 for your free intake.

Cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid after you do. Consultations/communications can be virtual if preferred.

Speechless! Mr. Shirazi was highly professional and highly reputable! He took care of me from the start! He kept me informed and I always knew what was going on! I knew I chose the right one!


Founder Emanuel Shirazi is an employment lawyer in Los Angeles representing employees who have been legally wronged by their employers. In addition to representing employees, Mr. Shirazi used to defend employers while he worked at the largest employment law firms in the country. Thus, Mr. Shirazi knows the tricks of the trade of the other side and will use that to your advantage in your case. Mr. Shirazi’s experience helps him anticipate your employer’s defense and prepare accordingly.