The law protects you against discrimination for many things. When you are starting a family, you should never have to worry about losing your job or being denied employment because of your growing baby bump. Workplace pregnancy discrimination is a violation of your rights, and we want to protect you against employers who are comfortable with putting their employees through this. Call us right away and we can get you set up with a free consultation.
What is Workplace Pregnancy Discrimination?
You might not even be aware that you are a victim of pregnancy discrimination unless it is explicitly laid out for you, which we can help with. It is more common than you might think. According to Forbes, between 2010-2020, there were over 50,000 cases of pregnancy discrimination claims. Here are some examples of cases that we have handled in the past. If you have gone through something similar, we urge you to reach out to us to get our help fighting back against the employer who violated your rights.
If someone who is the best candidate and is most qualified for the position gets turned down for the job because they are pregnant, they can file a claim. Some employers are bold enough to come right out and say that your pregnancy is the reason they won’t hire you. Other times you have to guess for yourself. We can help you either way.
If you have already told your boss or HR that you are pregnant and you are gearing up for your maternity leave, then all of a sudden get fired, you may have a claim. An employer is not allowed to fire you because you are going to take maternity leave. They are also not allowed to demote you due to your pregnancy. Call us right away if you think you have been terminated or demoted because you are pregnant.
Let’s say you are in your third trimester, and you are not feeling well. Getting through the day is difficult because of unexpected symptoms or complications and you have been missing work because you cannot perform the tasks that you need to do. If your boss starts demanding that you bring in doctor notes to prove that you are not well, this is a violation of your rights, and it is workplace pregnancy discrimination. Your employer needs to treat your limitations due to pregnancy the same way they would treat someone who has a disability.
Being pregnant in the workplace does not mean you can be treated differently. If you believe that you are a victim of pregnancy discrimination, you likely are. We want to give you justice.
Call Our Rochester Employment Lawyer Today
If you have been discriminated against because you are pregnant, please do not hesitate to reach out to us to set up a free consultation today. Our Rochester pregnancy discrimination lawyer will fight tirelessly to defend your rights. Do not let an employer get away with violating your rights. Call us today to get started.