It is against the law for an employer to treat an employee differently because they are pregnant. If you feel you have been discriminated against in the workplace due to your pregnancy, the Law Offices of Dan A. Atkerson may be able to provide you with assistance. During a free consultation, Mr. Atkerson can identify the best course of legal action to protect your rights.
I've handled many cases of pregnancy discrimination for employees who have recently become pregnant, who disclosed their pregnancy to their employers in the workplace, and who thereafter suffered an adverse action in their employment whether that be being demoted or otherwise being terminated from their employment because of the employer's bias against the employee. When employees approach me with an issue of pregnancy discrimination, of course I will discuss with the employee the identity of the employer, how many employees the employer has, and whether the employer's subject to the laws prohibiting pregnancy discrimination. And then we will identify the best course of action for the employee to take whether it is current employee of the company facing these issues or whether they have been terminated as a result of their pregnancy. Some employers unfortunately develop bias against female employees sometimes based on a misguided perception that the employee will not be as productive in the workplace or will have their attention drawn away by having a newborn at home. With claims of pregnancy discrimination and other forms of discriminations, the law does provide for certain entitlements to money damages recoveries and that's where I will advise the employee on what the range of damages that may be recovered whether that be lost wages, benefits, or other types of compensatory damages that the employee has suffered.