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My boss is wrote up a plan to discipline me within 30 days

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Hi! My boss is wrote up a plan to discipline me within 30 days if I don't stop aggressive behavior and up my performance - completely fabricated as my performance from my last 3 years of reviews were good and got raises, and she can't give me any examples of aggressive behavior. She wrote this up after I complained to HR that she was harrassing me and cited negative pregnancy comments - I'm 7 months pregnant and I'm due the week of the staff's biggest project and she said my pregnancy put her in a bad position. Should I tell HR I think this is retaliation, or file with the eeoc? What are my options to try to stop this?
JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: California
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: Not yet
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: Not that I can think of
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 1 month ago.

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It is illegal for your employer to discriminate because of your pregnancy. See link:

and you would report it to the EEOC after you spoke to HR first. Maybe it can be dealt with internally before it becomes a bigger issue. If HR doesn't put a stop to it then you can go the EEOC route. see link:

The documentation of your aggressiveness and subpar performance better be good or there could be a claim of discrimination based on your pregnancy. Document (even if only in a written diary) anything that happens as it relates to discrimination and your pregnancy.

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Expert:  Christopher B, Esq. replied 1 month ago.

Just checking back in, do you have any further questions?