Becoming pregnant with a child is a miracle of nature, though unfortunately, many employers do not treat it as such, to say the least. Many women are actually discriminated against because of their pregnancy, and if you believe your employer discriminated against you solely because you are pregnant, you should contact a knowledgeable Atlanta employment discrimination attorney here at Ben Barrett Law today. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What should I do if I was discriminated against due to my pregnancy?
If you believe that you were discriminated against because of your pregnancy, the first thing you should do is speak with an experienced Atlanta employment discrimination attorney. We can assess the circumstances of your case, evaluate any evidence you may have, and from there, we can devise a strategy to best protect your rights and fight for the justice you deserve.
What protections are afforded under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act?
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act is a federal law that essentially states employers of companies with at least 15 employees are prohibited from discriminating against their employees or prospective employees simply because they are pregnant. As long as a pregnant woman still retains the ability to do her job, it is against the law to discriminate against her. The following actions could all be considered discrimination under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act:
- Not hiring a prospective employee because she is pregnant
- Docking a pregnant employee’s pay
- Firing an employee because she is pregnant
- Demoting a woman because she is pregnant
All of the aforementioned are unfair and downright wrong. Unfortunately, this does not stop many employers throughout the country from doing so. The bottom line is that if you believe you’ve been made a victim of pregnancy discrimination, you need a legal team who will fight for your rights. Fortunately, you are in the right place. Our firm has fought on behalf of countless discrimination victims over the years, and we’re prepared to fight for you as well. All you need to do is pick up the phone and give us a call today so we can get working on your case.
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To discuss your employment law case with a legal team you can trust, please do not hesitate to contact Ben Barrett Law today.