Seeking Justice For Employees Who Have Experienced Pregnancy Discrimination
Pregnancy is supposed to be an exciting, hopeful time in life. When you’re growing your family, the last thing you need to deal with is trouble at work. Unfortunately, pregnancy discrimination is far too common across all industries in the public and private sectors.
At Gilbert Employment Law, P.C., we can take action to protect your rights if you’ve experienced pregnancy discrimination. Our firm is a well-established resource and advocate for employees nationwide. Our attorneys have authored books on employment law and paved the way in landmark employment decisions. Here, you can trust that your pregnancy discrimination case is in capable, experienced hands.
What Amounts To Pregnancy Discrimination?
The federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against pregnant employees. That means your employer can’t treat you differently simply because you’re pregnant.
Pregnancy discrimination comes in many forms. It might be subtle or overt. Examples include:
- Firing you or laying you off because of your pregnancy
- Cutting your pay
- Refusing to promote you
- Giving you unfavorable shifts or working conditions
- Making unfavorable changes to your benefits
- Refusing to hire you because you’re pregnant
- Making inappropriate jokes or uncomfortable comments
- Requiring you to go on leave early
- Preventing you from returning to work after childbirth
It’s important to note that other laws may apply to your situation as a pregnant employee. For example, if your pregnancy poses physical limitations, you have the right to request reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). You may also have a right to parental leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993. If your employer violates either of these laws, you may have additional grounds for taking legal action.
We’re Here To Protect Your Rights
We focus our practice 100% on standing up for workers’ rights. Our legal team shares a commitment to protecting employees from all walks of life. If you believe you have experienced pregnancy discrimination in any form, please contact us online or by phone at 866-533-7161. Our lawyers can evaluate your situation and advise you on what action we can take to protect your livelihood.
We are a nationwide law firm with offices in the Washington, D.C., area as well as in Las Vegas, Nevada.