The firm represents victims of pregnancy discrimination, which is a form of sex discrimination. Federal, state and local laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. We have represented employees who were refused, or terminated from, a position because they were pregnant. In addition, we have litigated cases involving employers’ use of special procedures only for pregnant employees in making leave request determinations.
We vigorously litigate claims in which an employer attempts to retaliate against an individual for exercising their rights under the anti-discrimination laws. Indeed, it is unlawful to retaliate against an individual for opposing employment practices that the individual in good faith believes are discriminatory on the basis of pregnancy or related conditions. In addition, an employer may not retaliate against an individual for filing a discrimination charge, testifying, or participating in any way in an investigation, proceeding, or litigation involving pregnancy discrimination.
For more information regarding federal law prohibiting pregnancy discrimination, please visit our Articles & FAQs page. If you would like to consult with us or have questions concerning your particular situation, please contact us.