Phillips & Associates

Bronx Pregnancy Discrimination

Phillips & Associates has established itself as a leading Bronx pregnancy discrimination law firm, having defended numerous victims of gender discrimination in the Bronx and New York. We are dedicated to defending victims of workplace discrimination based on protected characteristics. Pregnancy discrimination is a common form of gender discrimination. Our skilled employment discrimination attorneys handle pregnancy discrimination in the Bronx and the New York City area. Call today and speak to a pregnancy discrimination attorney at (212) 248-7431.

PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION IS EVERYWHERE

Pregnancy discrimination refers to the disparate treatment of women based on their pregnancy status. It affects women in a wide variety of workplaces, from Wall Street to Main Street and beyond. Last year, two women filed pregnancy discrimination claims against Wall Street banks claiming they were either demoted or fired after returning from maternity leave. One manager asked an expectant mother if she planned to be a “career mom” or “mom mom” and made her pregnancy the butt of office jokes. When a female Syracuse police officer complained of such harassing behavior, the department turned around and accused her of misconduct after conducting a sham investigation of her behalf. Two other women obtained punitive damages against a medical clinic in South Dakota after management discharged them because of their pregnancies. One manager told the expectant mother the company would hire a temp while she was on maternity leave, but decided to fire her instead. Call our Bronx pregnancy discrimination lawyers today.

OUR PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION ATTORNEYS CAN HELP

Pregnancy discrimination permeates every level of employment and appears to be on the rise. Over the last decade, the number of pregnancy discrimination complaints received by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) increased by approximately 47 percent. During that time, the EEOC collected more than $160 million in monetary settlements on behalf of pregnancy discrimination victims. The EEOC received more than 6,000 complaints in 2010 alone. Pregnancy discrimination is based on outdated gender stereotypes and the notion that being a mother and productive worker are mutually exclusive. Working mothers are expected to fulfill their familial duties at the expense of their careers and are often penalized when they try to balance both. This bias is reflected in a wide range of discriminatory behavior that denies pregnant women equal employment opportunities and often derails their careers. Our attorneys handle pregnancy discrimination cases in the Bronx and the New York City area. Our consultation is free and there is no fee unless we recover. Call and speak to a Bronx pregnancy discrimination attorney at (212) 248-7431.

VARIOUS LAWS PROTECT YOU FROM PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION

Federal and state laws protect workers against pregnancy discrimination. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) is an amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The PDA is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, birth, or related medical conditions. Under this law, no employer may fire or refuse to hire a woman simply because she is pregnant. Further, pregnant employees must be permitted to work as long as they are able to perform their jobs. So if an employee has been absent from work as a result of a pregnancy-related condition and recovers, the employer cannot make her stay on leave until the baby’s birth. Rules that prohibit an employee from returning to work for a predetermined length of time after childbirth are illegal. Our discrimination attorneys can protect you from illegal pregnancy discrimination in the workplace.

FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT (FMLA)

We handle FMLA claims. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) grants male and female employees up to 12 weeks of job-protected, unpaid leave to birth and care for a child. Parents who adopt or take in a foster child get the same benefits under this law. For employees who are not FMLA or PDA-eligible, New York state law covers smaller companies with less than 15 employees, reaching more pregnant employees than Title VII. Our pregnancy discrimination attorneys handle pregnancy discrimination in the Bronx and the New York City area.

LOOK FOR HELP IF YOU ARE A VICTIM OF PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION

If your employer treats you differently because you are pregnant, contact an experienced Bronx pregnancy discrimination attorney for help. Phillips & Associates has successfully handled many workplace discrimination claims and can help you recover the compensation you deserve. We work on a contingency basis, which means we do not get paid unless you do.

Call us today if you feel you have been a victim of pregnancy discrimination. We are conveniently located in the Financial District in downtown Manhattan. We are one block from the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street. Take the 2 or the 3 of the 4 or the 5 subway train to Wall Street. Walk one block to 45 Broadway. Our address is below:

PHILLIPS & ASSOCIATES
45 Broadway, #620,
New York NY, 10006
Tel: 212-248-7431
Fax: 212-901-2107
Client Reviews
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I called at Phillips & Associates seeking for a consultation and I was very pleased with the conversation I had with Eugenio Benvenuto. He was able to answer my questions thoroughly and gave me reassurance. I highly recommend their practice. Giulia
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Hands down the best law firm for labor disputes in NYC. Being in the restaurant industry for more than 30 years I can say that this law firm is the number one choice for workers in the restaurant business that need to sue their company for wrongful termination. A special compliment to my lawyer Brittany Stevens. An amazing person and well prepared experienced lawyer. She was professional and empathetic to my case and worked in a time appropriate manner. She never miss a phone call at any hour of the day.The other associates that assisted Brittany were Yusha Hiraman, Eugenio Benvenuto and Katerina Housos. They were all professional and answered any questions or concerns that I had. Brittany and her team helped me with what I needed, when I needed it. I want to thank them all (especially Brittany), for a job well done. Massimo
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Jesse Weinstein handled my discrimination case. He was extremely patient and understanding throughout the process and remained professional and consistent even when I could not. I really felt like he had my back and I didn't have to worry. His expertise, combined with the experience of the Firm, resulted in the best possible outcome of my case. Although I wouldn't wish what I went through on anyone, things do and always will happen and I would highly recommend Jesse and this Firm to anyone facing discrimination or other workplace issues. Karen
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I highly recommend Parisis (Gerry) Fillippatos with Phillips & Associates to represent you for employment related matters. He and his team were professional, attentive to every detail and brilliant at identifying the legal grounds to win the case. Parisis's communication and delivery were highly articulate and precise. He is personable and makes you feel comfortable in the maze of legal jargon. Finally, his confidence, perseverance and masterful negotiation skills deliver the win. Anonymous
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I had an excellent experience with this team! Thanks, Marjorie, Brittany, and Candy for your great support and prompt answers to all my questions. I highly recommend this firm. This team works very hard and I am extremely happy with the results. Ana