Know Your Workplace Rights Regarding Pregnancy
State and federal laws protect employees and job applicants from discrimination because of pregnancy. Your employer, or potential employer, has no right to treat you adversely because of your pregnancy unless they truly have a legitimate business reason to do so. Otherwise, you may have suffered from illegal pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. The attorneys at NachtLaw can help you. We provide experienced legal representation to work for you in job discrimination legal action. To schedule a confidential consultation with one of our pregnancy discrimination lawyers, contact our law firm.
Federal And State Protections
In 1978, Congress passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) in an effort to eliminate pregnancy-based discrimination. The federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act prohibit employers from using pregnancy as a motivating factor in any employment practice. This protects employees from being fired, denied a promotion, demoted, denied a job or otherwise discriminated against on the basis of their pregnancy. This includes a hostile work environment, or retaliation, on the basis of one’s pregnancy or because one made a complaint of pregnancy discrimination. Although the PDA and lawsuits filed under the PDA have helped alleviate some long-standing injustices, pregnancy discrimination is still a reality for many workers.
Experienced Employment Law Lawyers
If you believe you have suffered from pregnancy discrimination, a pregnancy hostile work environment or retaliation because of a complaint of pregnancy discrimination, the lawyers at our firm are dedicated to helping clients pursue justice and enforce their civil rights. The attorneys at NachtLaw are experienced at bringing claims before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, and filing a lawsuit in state or federal court as necessary to enforce your civil rights. Nicholas Roumel won a significant case on behalf of a pregnant woman deprived of a reasonable accommodation in the workplace. Latowski v. Northwoods Nursing Center (6th Cir. 2013)
We Are Here To Help Protect Your Rights
To set up a consultation to discuss your pregnancy discrimination claim, call NachtLaw today at 888-312-7173 or send us an email. Our firm represents clients throughout Michigan from offices in Ann Arbor, Birmingham and Traverse City.