Every woman is entitled to equal opportunity in the workplace, including women who are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant. If she is not given the same opportunities or if she is directly harassed as a result, this legally qualifies as pregnancy discrimination.
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act protects the rights of pregnant workers so that they can receive fair and equal treatment in the workplace, as well as file complaints against their employers. If you or a loved one have experienced pregnancy discrimination, contact a pregnancy discrimination lawyer at Chanfrau & Chanfrau in Daytona, FL. We are well-versed in employment law and will fight to ensure that your rights in the workplace are respected.
Understanding Pregnancy Discrimination
Women who are pregnant or intend to become pregnant have the same rights in the workplace as their fellow employees. An employer may not fire, discipline, refuse to hire, refuse to promote, or in any other way discriminate against an employee on account of her being pregnant. If your employer fired you because you are pregnant, you may have a wrongful termination case against them.