Types Of Pregnancy Discrimination
Pregnancy discrimination involves treating employees or candidates unfairly based on pregnancy, childbirth, or related conditions. This discrimination can impact those who are currently pregnant or recovering from pregnancy as well as those who may intend to become pregnant in the future or the spouses of pregnant people. This takes many forms, including:
- Refusing to hire or promote an applicant based on their pregnancy
- Firing or demoting an employee because of their pregnancy
- Treating an employee differently or denying them a job after they return from a leave of absence related to pregnancy
- Refusing to grant pregnancy-related leave or insurance benefits to employees or to those covered by their employer-provided health insurance
- Failing to accommodate a pregnant employee’s need for reasonable modification of tasks in their job; for example, the need to stop lifting heavy boxes during their pregnancy or time off as needed for a pregnancy related issue such as pregnancy complications, high risk pregnancy, etc.
Whether you are currently pregnant, have returned to work after the birth of your child, or are simply considering growing your family, it is unlawful for an employer to take adverse action against you because of that pregnancy status. An attorney can help ensure that your rights are protected, and you could be eligible for compensation for the reinstatement of your position, back pay, and damages for the emotional pain you have suffered as well as court costs and attorney’s fees.
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If you have been the victim of pregnancy-related discrimination, contact The Nourmand Law Firm, APC, through our online form or call 310-553-3600 to discuss the discrimination you have faced and how we may be able to help you recover damages.
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