State and federal laws prohibit discrimination based on pregnancy. Pregnancy discrimination occurs when an expectant woman is fired, not hired, or otherwise discriminated against because of her pregnancy or intention to become pregnant.
Pregnancy discrimination also occurs when a pregnant woman is treated differently or harassed because of her pregnancy, or with issues related to lactation and breastfeeding.
A pregnant woman who seeks and is denied an accommodation because of her pregnancy also may pursue a claim. A woman can pursue a pregnancy accommodation claim by showing she sought an accommodation, that the employer did not accommodate her, and that the employer accommodated others similarly situated.
If you believe you have been discriminated against because of your pregnancy, contact the attorneys at Johnston Tobey Baruch for an evaluation of your claims by clicking the Tell Us About Your Case button and selecting the Employment Law option.
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