The employment law attorneys at the Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky provide legal support and representation to any employees or former employees seeking to pursue a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit. If you are a plaintiff claiming that pregnancy discrimination has taken place, it is crucial to have a competent and experienced pregnancy discrimination lawyer to help you win your case. Contact a pregnancy discrimination attorney at the Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky to schedule a free consultation and take the first step to recovering damages.
Pregnancy discrimination is a subset of sex or gender discrimination. It takes place whenever different and illegal employment practices are applied to pregnant women or those who are affected by a pregnancy related condition. For example, it is illegal to make a hiring decision based on the state of a potential employee’s pregnancy.
Aside of just hiring decisions, employers are obligated to provide maternity leave for expectant mothers (the expectant mother might have to submit medical documentation to ensure that leave is granted, however). A mother who has been granted pregnancy leave is entitled to return to work and occupy the same position that she previously held. It is illegal for an employer to demote somebody after pregnancy leave.
Furthermore, expectant mothers are permitted to take time off for pregnancy related conditions. For example, they are permitted to take sick days caused by severe morning sickness or other related ailments. Additionally, if fringe benefits are permitted for other medical conditions, they must also be provided for pregnancy-related conditions.
An employment discrimination lawyer at the Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky provide representation to both private sector employees and public sector employees. Discrimination in either case is equally anathema to us and equally illegal in the eyes of the law.
If you believe that you have been discriminated against on illegal grounds, it is crucial to contact a skilled employment lawyer. Contact our attorneys today and schedule a free consultation, and take the first step to reclaiming your rights.