We Fight Back Against Pregnancy Discrimination
While you may be happy about growing your family, your boss may not share your joy. Some employers view pregnancy as a nuisance and a disruption. Some take their hostility a step further, engaging in harassment, retaliation or even wrongful termination when an employee becomes pregnant.
Pregnancy discrimination is illegal. Our legal team has your back. Cleveland Lehner Cassidy will aggressively pursue your legal remedies to protect your job or sue your employer for damages.
Mistreated at work because you got pregnant? Call our Indianapolis-based law firm at 317-953-2600 for a free consultation. We handle cases statewide.
Defending Your Right To Be Pregnant At Work
The federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 amended the Civil Rights Act to include specific employment protections for pregnant women.
It is illegal for employers to.
- Refuse to hire or consider a female candidate because she is pregnant or may become pregnant
- Consider pregnancy or future pregnancy in pay, benefits, training or advancement
- Harass a pregnant employee or allow pregnancy harassment by coworkers
- Refuse an accommodation to a pregnant women who has an underlying disability that is exacerbated by pregnancy
- Refuse accommodations for new mothers (e.g., breast pump or breastfeeding breaks)
- Fail to accommodate workplace restrictions when the employer accommodates similarly situated non-pregnant employees
- Retaliate against the employee (demotion, transfer, discipline, termination)
If you have worked for your employer for at least one year and meet the other requirements of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), you may be entitled to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave from your job.
Getting Pregnant Is Not A Disciplinary Issue
Don’t apologize for becoming pregnant, and don’t let your employer interfere with this exciting time for you and your family. Expectant mothers already have enough to worry about. That is why Cleveland Lehner Cassidy will vigorously protect your employment rights if your employer takes any adverse action against you because of your pregnancy.