Pregnancy discrimination can be based on actual pregnancy, childbirth or medical conditions related to the pregnancy. It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee based on any of these factors, or to ask if a female employee is or intends to become pregnant.
An employer must make reasonable accommodations for a pregnant employee. For example, if the employee is working a job that causes bodily strain or stress, she can request to be moved to another position. The failure to accommodate a pregnancy is an act of discrimination.
If it’s determined that you are a victim of unlawful workplace discrimination, we can help you in multiple ways.
# 1 We will Make It Stop. If we are retained early enough, we can sometimes convince your employer to intervene on your behalf. The offending supervisor may be fired or relocated, or if you desire, you may be moved to a different location. We’ll help you through the process, and make sure your employer follows the law throughout.
#2 Negotiate an Exit. In many discrimination cases, our clients simply want “out.” We can often negotiate an exit package that will protect your reputation as a good employee, protect your access to unemployment benefits, negotiate potential severance options and your ability to get a new job.
#3 File a Discrimination Lawsuit. If your employer is not willing to cooperate and negotiate an out-of-court resolution, a lawsuit may be in your best interest. We will discuss with you all the risks and possible benefits involved so that you will know what to expect, and decide whether or not you want to sue your employer.
One thing you CAN be sure of, Whitehead Employment Law will continuously fight for your rights every step of the way.
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