The Pregnancy Discrimination Act protects women from discrimination or harassment in the workplace because of pregnancy, childbirth, or a medical condition related to pregnancy for childbirth. Even with this protection in place women still face pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. Pregnancy discrimination is more prevalent in the service sector but also appears in banks, retailers and even law firms. This article discusses what many women face after telling their employer they are pregnant. It is shocking that pregnancy discrimination is still so prevalent today.
If you or someone you know have
Pregnant worker was denied light duty as an accommodation was able to pursue a Pregnancy Discrimination Act claim.
Often employers will discharge a pregnant employee based on her inability to do strenuous manual work such as heavy lifting even when other work is available. In some circumstances, such a decision can form the basis of a pregnancy discrimination claim under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.
A recent federal pregnancy discrimination case out of Illinois (Babak v. Bright Star Ambulance, Inc., (ND Illinois, 16-cv-10397) Feb. 2019), the court allowed a pregnancy EMT worker to
The EEOC’s latest press release (see below) is regarding pregnancy discrimination. Throughout the American workplace, pregnancy discrimination remains widespread. The number of pregnancy discrimination claims filed annually with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has been steadily rising for two decades and is hovering near an all-time high. If you feel that you have been discriminated against by your employer due to your pregnancy, please call Thompson Legal Center at 813-769-3900.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 24, 2018
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