The Employment Law Firm of Philadelphia, Pregnancy Discrimination Attorneys, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A pregnancy can change a lot about your life, but it shouldn't make you lose your job. The Philadelphia based employment lawyers at the Employment Law Firm of Pennsylvania will stand up to your boss and help you get your job back.

Pregnancy Discrimination Act

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act is a part of the U.S. Civil Rights Act. It prevents employers from discriminating against employees because of a pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. That includes treating you differently because you are not married and pregnant. Employers are required to treat pregnant employees the same as any other employee with a temporary disability, including providing reasonable accommodations for things like:

  • Doctors' appointments,
  • Medical restrictions on lifting, sitting, or standing, or
  • Breaks for dietary needs.

Pregnancy and Hiring

You shouldn't have to put your job search on hold just because you are pregnant. If you have been turned down for a job because you are pregnant, the Employment Law Firm of Pennsylvania can file an administrative complaint or civil lawsuit to get you the job you need.

Pregnancy and Medical Leave

An employer cannot force you to take maternity leave. Nor can an employer deny you benefits, like health insurance, just because you take maternity leave. Those policies must be universal – the same for pregnancy and other forms of temporary disability.

Read More: Family Medical Leave Act

Pregnancy Discrimination Complaints

If you have been fired, passed over for a promotion, or turned down for a job because you are pregnant, the Employment Law Firm of Pennsylvania can help. You can file complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or in civil court to make your employer follow the law.

Hire the Employment Law Firm of Pennsylvania

Having a baby is no reason to lose a job. If you believe you have been discriminated against because of your pregnancy, contact the Employment Law Firm of Pennsylvania today for a free phone consultation. They will help you get back to work.

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