Queens Pregnancy Discrimination
Phillips & Associates, a leading Queens pregnancy discrimination law firm, has helped numerous victims of pregnancy discrimination in Queens and other areas of New York. Although pregnancy itself is not a “protected” characteristic, it is an experience inherent to a person’s sex and is therefore a form of gender discrimination. Our discrimination lawyers handle pregnancy discrimination and sexual harassment cases in Queens and the New York City area. Our consultation is free and there is no fee unless we recover. Call us at (866) 229-9441.
Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace
Pregnancy discrimination is based on outmoded stereotypes about a woman’s ability to fulfill both her duties to her job and to her family. Biased employers often think a woman cannot be both a mother and a productive employee. Everyone is aware that mothers-to-be need the occasional checkup with the obstetrician, and a sizeable portion of time off for maternity leave. But expectant mothers who take time off to deal with the newfound obligations of child-rearing are sometimes perceived as “lacking dedication” to their work, and may be punished by their employer. Pregnant women complain they are “treated poorly” after announcing their pregnancy, then “mommy-tracked” into positions that hurt their earnings potential and professional growth. Some are demoted after returning from maternity leave, or even fired while they are away. Phillips & Associates, can help if you have been a victim of pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. Call our Queens pregnancy discrimination attorneys today at (866) 229-9441.
Pregnancy Discrimination Statistics
Recent statistics show this pattern of discrimination is slow to die. In 2011, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received 6,293 charges of pregnancy-based discrimination and recovered $18 million in monetary benefits for charging parties and other aggrieved individuals. However, pregnancy should never be an excuse to question a woman’s loyalty or to penalize her for choosing that path. Pregnancy discrimination violates different federal and state employment laws. Our employment attorneys handle pregnancy discrimination in Queens and the New York City area. Call today and speak to pregnancy discrimination attorney at (866) 229-9441.
Laws Against Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), an amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, applies to employers with 15 or more employees. It is a federal law that prohibits pregnancy discrimination in any aspect of employment, including unfair practices in hiring, firing, promotion, assignment, layoffs, training, and benefits. According to the PDA, a pregnant employee must receive fair treatment and reasonable accommodation. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act makes retaliation for complaining about pregnancy discrimination and opposing discriminatory practices illegal.
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Phillips & Associates handles FMLA claims. The Family and Medical Leave Act permits both parents to take 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave for the birth of a child. This law also covers unpaid time off to care for a sick child, a newborn, a foster child, or a newly-adopted child.
New York Laws Protect Against Pregnancy Discrimination
At the state level, New York law provides protections for employees who work for smaller employers not covered by the PDA. Employers who provide additional pregnancy-related benefits must provide them equally to all employees. An experienced Queens pregnancy discrimination lawyer can help explain the application of these laws to your case, and guide you through each step of bringing a pregnancy discrimination claim. Our Queens pregnancy discrimination attorneys will fight for your rights in the workplace.
Don’t Be a Victim of Pregnancy Discrimination
If you believe you are being treated inappropriately due to your pregnancy, seek legal guidance from an experienced Queens pregnancy discrimination attorney today. Phillips & Associates has successfully handled all kinds of workplace discrimination claims and can help you achieve the best possible outcome for your case. In fact, we do not get paid unless you do. Speak to our Queens Pregnancy discrimination lawyers today.
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