The Powell Law Firm represents women who have been discriminated against because of pregnancy. Pregnancy discrimination involves treating a woman who is an applicant or employee unfavorably because of:
• A medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth
If you are pregnant, then you are protected under law from discrimination in any form, including harassment, sexual or inappropriate comments, teasing, and anything that may exemplify a hostile and offensive work environment or space. This law applies to any employer, supervisor, or fellow employee. A discrimination lawyer from our firm can fight for the compensation you deserve if you’ve been discriminated against due to pregnancy.
Certain pregnant employees who work for a covered employer may have additional rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act(FMLA). Under the FMLA, eligible employees are entitled to 12 weeks of maternity or paternity leave relating to the birth, adoption, or foster care of a child. To be eligible, the employee must have worked for the employer for 12 months prior to taking the leave, and the employer must have a specified number of employees (50 employees within a 75-mile radius).
Leave under the FMLA is job protected, meaning that the employer is generally required to hold open a job for a pregnancy-related absence the same length of time that jobs are held open for employees on sick or disability leave. If you feel that you have been wrongfully harassed or violated in any way, a Powell Law discrimination lawyer can help.
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