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Pregnancy Discrimination In Employment
Pregnancy is a unique and special time in a woman’s life; it is not permitted to be a cause for unique or special treatment in the workplace.
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (an amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964) requires that employers treat pregnancy exactly the same as any other medical condition. Pregnant women cannot be treated differently from others who perform their jobs equally well. In regards to necessary leave, the employer must treat them no differently than any other temporarily disabled employee, with access to FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) leave as applicable.
You may be subject to pregnancy discrimination if you have been:
- Fired because you were or became pregnant
- Not hired because you were or became pregnant
- Denied a promotion because you were or became pregnant
- Denied maternity leave
- Refused medical coverage for pregnancy
- Refused medical benefits for disabilities or maladies stemming from or related to pregnancy
- Docked accrued benefits or credit while pregnant or on maternity leave
While not an all-inclusive list, these are some of the most common forms of pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. If you have encountered any of these injustices, you need to defend your rights.
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If you believe that you have been discriminated against because of your pregnancy, it is important that you document such occurrences. Dates, times, names and any applicable documentation could be useful in proving discrimination. If you believe you suffered from pregnancy discrimination, you could benefit from a consultation with an employment law attorney at Zipin, Amster & Greenberg.