Pregnancy Discrimination Act
Helping Employees With Pregnancy Discrimination Claims Throughout Central
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act protects the rights of pregnant women in the workplace. It establishes that discrimination by Employers on the basis of childbirth, pregnancy or related medical conditions are unlawful under the law. Employers cannot discriminate based on childbirth, pregnancy or related medical conditions when it comes to any aspect of employment, to include: hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoffs, fringe benefits, or any other term or condition of employment.
Pregnant employees must be allowed to continue to work as long as the employee can continue to perform her job. If a pregnant employee is unable to perform her job because of the pregnancy, the Employer must treat her the same as any other temporarily disabled employee. For example, providing reasonable accommodations such as alternative assignments, light duty, disability leave or leave without pay.
Pregnant employees are also protected from retaliation when they make a complaint to the management of the employer regarding being discriminated because of being pregnant. Pregnant employees are also protected from retaliation for engaging in any of the following regarding pregnancy: filing a charge, a lawsuit, testifying, assisting, or participating in any manner in an investigation, proceeding or hearing regarding pregnancy discrimination.
If it is determined that an employee has suffered from pregnancy discrimination, the employee may recover back pay, front pay, lost benefits, damages for pain and suffering, punitive damages, and attorney's fees and cost.
Also, pregnant employees will have additional rights under the Family Medical Leave Act ("FMLA").
Experienced Orlando Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyer
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act protects female workers from being treated differently from other employees simply because of their capacity to bear children. If you believe you have suffered from pregnancy discrimination or retaliation, please contact an Orlando pregnancy discrimination and retaliation Attorney at LaBar Adams for a consultation. Our employment attorneys have helped hundreds of clients in the past and will be honored to help you too. We would like to help you recover monetary damages for the discrimination that you have suffered in the workplace. Such damages could include wages, compensatory damages, pain and suffering damages, and punitive damages.
Call us to discuss your case as soon as possible. We are available at 1-866-680-4LAW. You may also fill out our online form located at the top of the page and one of our highly experienced employment law attorneys will contact you shortly. We respond to after-hours messages promptly. We respect your privacy and will keep all your information confidential.